Category Archives: Greece: A Memoir

A Second Look: After the Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Memoir of Greece

Greece has always been regarded as the birthplace of western civilization and a Mediterranean paradise.  In The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer uses the magical epithet rosy-fingered dawn to describe the sunrise over a land of myth, fascination, and mystery.  … Continue reading

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After the Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Memoir of Greece – Now Available!

My new memoir “After the Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Memoir of Greece is now available in an electronic Kindle edition here.  It will soon be available in a print edition as well.  Here’s the text of the back cover blurb: “Greece … Continue reading

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Self-consciousness in Greek Society

Today I experienced one of the great tragedies in a writer’s life:  I irretrievably lost a piece of work.  In the midst of a busy morning I sat down to write a blog post – this same post, in fact … Continue reading

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Driving in Greece

This morning I played around with an article I had written some time ago called “Greek Rules of the Road”.  It was meant to be a humorous piece, flippant even; in it I postulated what the laws would sound like … Continue reading

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Greece: A Memoir; Part 4: Delphi (1976)

Back in Athens I stayed just one night and then was on the move again.  This time I hitchhiked through the hills to the northwest to Delphi, site of the ancient oracle.  It was a long, hot trip, and I … Continue reading

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Greece: A Memoir; Part 3: Athens and the Islands (1976)

(This is an excerpt of a memoir-in-progress of my life in Greece.) In Athens I found a cheap hostel in the Plaka, a cluster of old buildings and narrow streets at the foot of the Acropolis.  I shared a hot, … Continue reading

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Greece: A Memoir; Part 2: First Contact

(This is an excerpt of a memoir-in-progress of my life in Greece.) I first entered Greece in the summer of 1976.  It was the culmination of a grand hitchhiking arc I had made through Belgium, Holland, Germany, Austria, and Yugoslavia.  … Continue reading

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Greece: A Memoir; Part 1: Introduction

(This is an excerpt of a memoir-in-progress of my life in Greece.) For years I have had a fantasy of getting hold of a camper somehow and traveling around Greece and writing about the experience.  In my mind it was … Continue reading

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