acclimating

I’ve returned home and am still pondering all the impressions of Greece. The 3,000 pictures I took are a mere tip of the iceberg. So was all the research I did prior to flying off. I have more questions than answers after seeing 9 ruins, visiting 8 museums, and catching a glimpse of 8 different […]

DVDs about/featuring Greece

While I’m island hopping, I figured I’d entertain you with a list of documentaries I rented via Netflix. Most of them were by mail but some are available digitally. I have arranged them in the order in which I recommend watching them. Visions of Greece 2 hours and 47 minutes total, copyright 2002 This DVD […]

Some Greek reading

While I am exploring the isles, here is my roundup of readings thus far. There will be more to add over time I’m sure. Greek Islands-Insight Guides, First Edition 1990, Fourth Edition 2010 This book begins with a spread of the main attractions and another spread of Editor’s Choice. The guide has an introduction of […]

The journey begins!

After counting the weeks and days the time to leave has suddenly arrived. Isn’t it strange how our perception of time changes depending on how much fun we’re having or how much we’re looking forward to an event? Then in the blink of an eye (seemingly) the event has transpired. But as the adage goes, […]

Affirmations

Today was a lovely day, even though we had torrents of rain pouring down. I attended a NAWBO event that included an open house for a spa (my hands are nicely moisturized and massaged) and some yummy cupcakes. The best part was that I came away feeling supported. Networking is not my forte (it can […]

A case of the What Ifs

“We already have all the time there is. We can’t make more of it, we can only enjoy the time we have.” ~ Paul Pearsall So the past few days I’ve had trouble sleeping in spite of various remedies (scullcap and some other herbal sleep aids, sleepytime tea, counting backwards from 333, checking my horoscope, […]

Revisiting the Art Institute-Part II

Are your eyes and scrolling fingers ready for part II? I was taking a breather in the grand staircase of the Art Institute. Seeing the Corinthian styled columns (and Cristoforo Statiâ’s Samson and the Lion, 1604/07) I decided on a ‘scavenger hunt’ for myself: Locate Greek mythology in the other paintings of the Art Institute. […]