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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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 21: Casa Romana on Kos

Join Thor and me as we visit the reconstructed Roman villa in Kos Town. NOTE: Since our recent trip to Greece to research more settings for my novel-in-progress, THE ARIADNE DISCONNECT, Thor and I knew we had to return to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 20: Kos Town

Join Thor and me as we wander the charming harbor town of Kos, where history and natural beauty flourish. 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 3: Around the Athens Acropolis

Before Thor and I take you with us to some fabulous Aegean islands, we’ll take a quick tour around and atop the Acropolis–sites too beautiful and historically important to skip! NOTE: Since our trip last fall to Greece to research … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Reflections on Greece: Ancient Hunters of the Wild Boar

During my visit last year to Delphi, I partook of roasted wild boar and heard about the ages-old hunts with specially trained dogs. Since then, I’ve become fascinated with this dangerous beast who challenged warriors to prove their mettle. Since … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 29: Farewell to Greece– For Now

  Thor and I have enjoyed sharing our journey through the incredible landscapes, history, and mythology of Greece. To wrap up this blog series, here are some highlights in photos. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many … 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 Returns to Greece, Part 25: The Two Faces of Dionysos

My fascination with the Greek god of ecstatic revelry, Dionysos, has only grown as I research and write more about my near-future healer Ariadne and her connection to ancient powers. After I visited the Korykeion Cave near Delphi, where the … Continue reading

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