The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, Part 16: Iraklion Museum of Archaeology, Early Minoans

We’re back on Crete, at the world’s finest collection of Minoan artifacts, in the Iraklion museum. We’ll start with the oldest artifacts, from Neolilthic to the early Palatial period. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Visits Thailand: Preview

And now for something totally different: Thor and I make our first trip to Asia — the beautiful country of Thailand. Some preview photos here! Your jet-lagged rambling writer is still absorbing all the rich experiences of our three-week trip, … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 15: Thor’s Take on the Minoans

It’s Thor’s turn to weigh in on our Greek rambles. After all, he’s been my hero driver and beloved companion on many adventures! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 14: A Tour of Knossos, concluded

After a break for a drink in the shade, we’re back to finish our tour of the labyrinth! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 13: A Tour of Minoan Knossos

Wander the restorations of the labyrinthine palace-complex of ancient Knossos with Thor and me! NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 12: Early Finds in the Iraklion Archaeology Museum

Join Thor and me as we admire the foundations of the Minoan culture on Crete. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as he’s fallen as much in love with the islands as I am. … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 11: Knossos and Archaeological Treasures

Join Thor and me for an introduction to the reconstructed Minoan site of Knossos, with some peeks at related treasures in the Iraklion Museum of Archaeology. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I had to make another trip to Greece, as … Continue reading

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The Rambling Writer Returns to Crete, part 10: The Road to Irakleio

Join Thor and me as a few kilometers of roads (with slight detours) takes us from ancient Minoan Phaestos to Roman Gortys to modern Irakleio. And images of my writing muse Ariadne, old and new. NOTE: Of course, Thor and I … 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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