Tag Archives: Greece

Roadside Stands

While I was preparing to upload some short stories to Kindle for publication, somewhat ruing the fact that I could afford only the most rudimentary covers for them – a few bucks for an illustration from Dreamstime, simple formatting and … Continue reading

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On Rereading “This Immortal” by Roger Zelazny

I first read this book a few years ago when I was still living in Greece.  I had found an old paperback copy in an obscure used book store on one of my infrequent visits to the States.  At that … Continue reading

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“Lady Linguist” – Free Short Story Offer

For five days, from Sunday June 29th to Thursday July 3rd, my short story “Lady Linguist” will be available for free download on Amazon.com here. Stop in and pick up a copy. Here’s what it’s about: After a near break-in … Continue reading

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How I Began Self-Publishing; Prelude: Greek Summers

Before I explain how I got started in self-publishing I need to explain about my summers in Greece.  However, I have a confession to make.  I will likely go into more detail than I need to because thinking about sunshine … Continue reading

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Home

I sit here in the small rented house I share with some of my sons in Pacific Beach, San Diego, and I ruminate about home.  At the end of my memoir on my hippy travel days, “World Without Pain: The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed

My motivation in reading this book was not curiosity about the economic crash and depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s.  It’s an interesting subject, sure, and I go for anything that piques my interest if I have time … Continue reading

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Book Update

Generally I confine my blog to essays, book reviews, and so on, but occasionally a bit of self promotion is not amiss.  As I prepared to make my grand departure from Greece for the United States, knowing I would be … Continue reading

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Transitions

For over fifteen years I have stood fast here in Thessaloniki, raising a family and working at private language schools teaching English.  The family never ends this side of the grave, though responsibilities diminish as the kids grow, but a … 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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