Monthly Archives: November 2013

April 23, 2010 — Fishing boats and ferries — Poros

April 23, 2010: Poros — Fishing boats and ferries Poros harbor. Six-thirty in the morning was half-light in Athens, with the Acropolis set against Homer’s “rosy-fingered dawn.” A few birds were awake enough to sing, but none of the people on the … Continue reading

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Sicilian wheat, a smattering of tastes

The Sicilian flag shows Medusa’s head, with ears of wheat alternating with the three legs that some say represent the three corners of Sicily. One source says that the Gorgons (Medusa was one of three) represented the destructive aspect of Athena. Perseus … Continue reading

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California sunshine, October 2013

Anchorage, a brief patch of blue sky on October 14. We left rainy windy Anchorage on October 15. At 8:00 p.m., the power blew out at our house, so we headed for the warm, well-lit airport many hours before our … Continue reading

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