The Rambling Writer Explores More Greek Islands, Part 2: Athens, Gateway Old & New

Every trip to Greece should start with Athens, the hub of Greek culture old and new. It’s been our gateway to the islands, so first we’ll take a jet-lagged wander through its busy streets. NOTE: Since our trip last fall … 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’s Reflections on Greece: Odysseus, “The Man of Twists and Turns”

The tricky Greek hero of Homer’s “The Odyssey” has fascinated us for thousands of years. Come with me and  trace his ten-year journey home after the Trojan War. NOTE: As I reflect on my travels in Greece, while working on my … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer’s Reflections on Greece: Inspiration for THE ARIADNE CONNECTION

A return visit to thoughts about my novelist research and inspiration in Greece. NOTE: My apologies, but due to a pulled muscle in my back (a bit too enthusiastic with gardening lately??), I must postpone the promised post of reflections … 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 28: The Byzantine Monastery of Hosios Loukas

 Join Thor and me on our last day in Greece, as we providentially get lost and find ourselves at this beautifully serene monastery that has been active since the early 10th century. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece … 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: Mementos of Travels in Greece

Hello, fellow travelers, virtual or global! I’ll resume my blog series of my recent return to Greece on Saturday, April 7, with the promised exploration of Dionysos rituals around Delphi. Meanwhile, this week and next, I’ll revisit my earlier trip … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Greece, Part 24: Mount Parnassos and the Korykeion Cave

Join Thor and me as we follow the path of Dionysos and his maenads across Mount Parnassos to the cavern where ancient rituals of ecstatic revelry took place. NOTE: Since my 4-month backpacking trip around Greece too many years ago, … Continue reading

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