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Category Archive: Greece

Sep 20 2013

Piecing Together The Fragments Of The Past

Frieze fragment

From fragments sifted from the dirt We piece together what was here An image forms, a poor mosaic; Some details never will be shown. The evidence of daily life— A broken lamp, a shattered vase, A stairway worn with countless steps, The profile of a woman’s face— These buried pieces, lost to time We may …

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Jan 02 2009

Olympia, mostly.

You might think me a bit frightened, seeing this menu–looking at it now, I just want to be back there. (This pic is from Nafplion–all others are from Olympia.)The helmet of Miltiades. At the Olympia museum. I remember reading, last year, how the flames of the wildfires were surrounding this museum; seeing the charred stumps …

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Dec 31 2008

Happy New Year!

Thank you all, all of you, for 2008. I could not have envisioned a better year if I had been able to plan it all out for myself in advance. I have tried putting a year-end thank-you to verse, but it was all just too trite and nasty, not representative of the deep gratitude I …

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Dec 31 2008

The Year In Cities

I am not one to often do memes(It’s just so hard to rhyme them, it seems)But this one I’ll tryCos the year that’s gone byHas been better than even my dreams! So, Chad Orzel at Uncertain Principles (love that dog!) propogates a meme: list the places where you spent at least one night in 2008 …

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