10 Types of Readers you Meet During a Lockdown

Angela Haupt of the Washington Post recently shared a fun list with the types of readers you meet during a lockdown. I belong to the very first group. With a restless 4-year-old always around and with both Electra and me working from home, getting a free moment to...

Atop the Super-Duper High Hill of the Mountain

Greece is in lockdown mode because of COVID-19. We’re urged to avoid getting out of the house for anything that’s not essential – basically, doctors and supermarkets. Even the churches have closed down, to avoid spreading the virus. This past week...

Merry Christmas 2019

This year, the wee one is old enough to understand Santa Claus. I explained that people believe that Santa flies through the world on Christmas Eve, comes through the chimneys, and delivers toys to all the children. Being her mom’s daughter (Electra’s an...

RIP Perro

You may remember how we recently lost Basta, our cat of 17 years. I’m afraid that Perro, our second cat, has now followed him after a year-long fight with cancer. He’s survived by Easy (aka Izzy), our greatly misnamed dog. Perro was never our cat,...

Remembering 9/11

I am part of that power which eternally wills evil and eternally works good. Mephistopheles, Faust Remembering 9/11Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet...

RIP, Basta

I’ve been putting writing this post for over a week now, but I think it’s time I did so. You may remember our cat of 17 years, Basta. I’ve mentioned him a couple of times and he indirectly features in my author bio as one of the two cats who were...

Back from the Holidays

The title says it all, doesn’t it? We’re back and nicely tanned, having spent a few days on the islands of Skyros and Evia. Located in the middle of the Aegean, Skyros is the place from where Achilles set sail for Troy after Odysseus discovered him in the...

Summertime

I’ll be taking a much-needed break this week. At first, I thought I’d simply schedule a few posts and respond to any comments upon my return. But, to me, the best part of blogging is interacting with you and reading what you have to say. So, I decided...

Writing and Alcohol

There seems to be an unwritten rule that writers have to be heavy drinkers, too. Hemingway, Joyce, Truman Capote, Edgar Allan Poe, William Faulkner, Bukowski… the list goes on. Some cheerily accepted their dependency, arguing that alcohol fueled their...

In Honor of Notre Dame

As I’m sure you all know, Notre Dame was burned down on Monday evening. I had another post scheduled for today but had to share a couple of thoughts about the devastating fire which destroyed one of Europe’s — and Christianity’s — icons....