Tag Archives: Athens

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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“Wolf in a Cage and The Gift: Two Fantasies” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Sunday September 14th to Thursday September 18th, my short stories “Wolf in a Cage and The Gift: Two Fantasies” will be available for free download on Amazon.com here.  Stop in and pick up a copy.  Here’s … Continue reading

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Book Review: Inside Hitler’s Greece: The Experience of Occupation 1941-44

You want a horror story?  Forget Frankenstein and Dracula and Stephen King and Lovecraft.  Read this book.  What Greeks went through during the Second World War is grotesque to say the least and indescribably horrific to say the most. It … 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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