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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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 27: The North Coast of Naxos

Join Thor and me as we tackle another twisty, steep coastal road to visit a Venetian tower and the archaic Dionysos Kouros. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor … 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 Explores More Greek Islands, Part 22: Kos Museum

Come marvel with Thor and me at the treasures of ancient culture on the island of Hippocrates and healer-god Asklepios. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I … Continue reading

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