The Rambling Writer’s Greek Islands 2019, part 5: Kos Museum

Come marvel with Thor and me at the treasures of ancient culture in the Museum of Archaeology on the island of Hippocrates and healer-god Asklepios. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 21: Sacred Symbols and Shrines

A last tour of the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, with an eye on the artifacts of sacred symbols and shrines. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love … Continue reading

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Winter Solstice Greetings!

On this shortest day and longest night of the year, especially in my native northern clime, I must honor ancient traditions and celebrate the turning of the Great Wheel. And return of the light! NOTE: I’ll continue the blog series … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 1: Rethymno

After 37 years, I return to this singular Greek island — virtually a country to itself in size and culture — and bring Thor along to meet “glorious Kriti.” I was a hippie backpacker in my twenties when I first … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 39: Farewell to Delos

Thor and I wind up our second Mediterranean trip at the top of sacred Delos in the center of the Cyclades (“circle”) Greek islands. 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 38: Dionysos on Delos

Dionysos, god of wine, fruitfulness, and ecstatic revelry, was honored alongside Apollo and Artemis on Delos and nearby Mykonos. Join Thor and me as we visit his sanctuary. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 36: Touring Delos Residences

Join Thor and me as we start our tour of ancient Delos with the mazelike residential and theater quarter. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew … Continue reading

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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 30: Naxos Museum, continued

After a break to explore the north end of the island, Thor and I return to finish our tour of the ancient riches in Naxos Town’s archaeological museum. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for … 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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