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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Italy, part 4: The Rest of the Roman Forum

Follow along with Thor and me as your Italy virtual vacation continues with our ramble through the Forum, the heart of ancient Rome. NOTE: For a virtual vacation and time-travel, join me and Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting with highlight photos posted here on Saturday, June 15, I’ll continue this rerun series every week, with […]

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Italy, part 3: The Roman Forum

Your virtual vacation to Italy continues as Thor and I explore the ancient Roman Forum, center of political, religious, and commercial life. NOTE: For a virtual vacation and time-travel, join me and Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting with highlight photos posted here on Saturday, June 15, I’ll continue this rerun series every week, with occasional

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Italy, part 2: The Roman Colosseum

Your retro virtual vacation to Italy 2008 with Thor and me launches with a deep dive into ancient Rome and its signature Colosseum that hosted gladiatorial combat. NOTE: For a virtual vacation and time-travel, join me and Thor in 2008. Italy! Starting with highlight photos posted here on Saturday, June 15, I’ll continue this rerun

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The Rambling Writer Book Review: The Marcus Didius Falco historical detective novels by Lindsey Davis

Ancient Rome comes to vivid, quirky life in the Marcus Didius Falco mystery series by Lindsey Davis. I confess, I have a bit of a crush on Marcus Didius Falco, the sardonic, scruffy former soldier now scraping by in 1st-century AD Rome as an “informer,” what we’d now call a private eye. When Lindsey Davis,

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Return to Playa Sonrisa, part 3

Join Thor and me as our Playa trip continues with snorkeling outside the reef at La Posa. Another Geezer Adventure. NOTE: Due to major body and computer/camera breakdowns during the fall and winter, it’s difficult to get new photo essays up. Thor and I just took another healing trip to Playa Sonrisa, so I’m replaying

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Return to Playa Sonrisa, part 2

Join Thor and me as we snorkel in one of our favorite spots in the world — the “Blue Lagoon” in the marine preserve near remote Xcalak, Mexico. Another Geezer Adventure. NOTE: Due to major body and computer/camera breakdowns during the fall and winter, it’s difficult to get new photo essays up. Thor and I just

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A Rambling Writer Rerun: Return to Playa Sonrisa, part 1

Thor and I return to our favorite Caribbean beach and reef for snorkeling and some important celebrations. Another Geezer Adventure. NOTE: It’s been an intense four years starting with the pandemic and extended family losses, way too many surgeries for Thor and me, and my two difficult skirmishes with recurrent never-smoker lung cancer. On the

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