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Blogus Interruptus

Friends: Sorry, but I apparently caught a damn cold the second I arrived in this beautiful country. I’ve spent a lot of time sleeping, and don’t have much energy to describe the Roman history, the gorgeous landscapes, the Papal intrigues … Continue reading

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For Anglicans, the Center of the Universe

Just months after William the Conqueror successfully invaded southeastern England from Normandy, he began to build a church in Canterbury. These Normans were planning to stay.   Some ten centuries later, I spent the morning in the cathedral that grew … Continue reading

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June 10, Mycenae

Today we started the long drive north that would end at the Athens Airport Hotel. After 90 minutes of twisting country roads up the mountains, we stopped at Mycenae, the ancient home of the House of Atreus, whose two sons, … Continue reading

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June 9, Epidaurus

HOLISTIC HEALING IN ANCIENT GREECE I’m in the Peloponnese for three days, the mountainous southern mainland containing legendary cities like Sparta, Corinth, Olympia, and Argos. We drove up and around on steep, winding roads, finally arriving at Epidaurus. I was … Continue reading

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June 8, Knossos

WAAAY BACK IN TIME Before Shakespeare, before Julius Caesar, before the Trojan War, before Abraham, there were the Minoans. They lived on Crete, traded around the Mediterranean, and used tools of bronze. Yes, they helped bring us out of the … Continue reading

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Exactly 75 years and two weeks ago, the Battle of Crete was the first paratrooper invasion in history, and the first battle influenced by decrypted German messages from the Enigma Machine. I spent today in western Crete walking the battlefield, … Continue reading

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June 3, Rhodes In Music & Art

On my last day in Rhodes I spent a looooong morning (until almost 3pm) puttering and reading an actual book (something I hardly ever do at home). By late afternoon the temperature had peaked and a few clouds provided some … Continue reading

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