The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 35: Sacred Delos

Delos, ancient hub of the Cyclades Islands, is the birthplace of the twin gods Apollo and Artemis. Here are highlights of my own pilgrimage. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 28: A Naxos Fishing Village

Thor and I visit a quiet coastal village as the tourist season winds down, then crawl into a Mycenaean domed tomb. Stay with us! NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 25: Naxos and the Ancient Portara

Join Thor and me as we arrive by ferry on Naxos, home of the god Dionysos and his mortal bride Ariadne. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Greece Trip Report 2

Thor and I are wrapping up our Greek island hopping, now on Naxos for more setting research for THE ARIADNE CONNECTION sequel. Stay tuned for a new Greece blog series starting next Saturday! Meanwhile, the stunning, massive Portara on Naxos, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 26: Around & About at Delphi

Join Thor and me as we ramble around the less-ancient attractions surrounding the fabulous sanctuary of Apollo, Athena, and Dionysos at Delphi, Greece. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer: Epidauros, Greece, a Sanctuary of Healing

Come with me as I revisit the serene valley of ancient Epidauros. Since I’ll be traveling in a few months to the Greek island of Kos, where Hippocrates established his code to “do no harm,” I’m enjoying the memories of … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 23: The Delphi Museum

Tiptoe through time with Thor and me as we admire artifacts from the Neolithic to the Hellenistic eras, witnessing the evolution of arts and worship at this ancient pilgrimage site. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 22: The Sacred Way at Delphi

Follow along with Thor and me as we retrace the millenia-old path of pilgrims to the ancient Temple of Apollo and Oracle of Delphi. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, I had been longing … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 20: A Pilgrimage to Ancient Delphi

Follow with me in the footsteps of countless pilgrims to the sacred site of Delphi, spiritual center of the ancient Greek world and home of the famous oracle. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 1

Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece–ahem, 35 years ago–I have been longing to return to this magical land of myth, history, and dramatic landscapes. Life always seemed to intervene. So Thor and I decided to celebrate our ten-year anniversary … Continue reading

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