Ode to a Grecian Urn

It seems like ages ago, but when Erika and I were in Athens touring a small museum near the acropolis, we were looking at case after case of amazing pottery that had been excavated over the centuries. There was so much and it was all so beautiful, my eyes began to glaze over. One can only look at relics for so long before one’s appreciation begins … Continue reading Ode to a Grecian Urn

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Athens is Angry

Athens is angry, it seems. It’s a tempered anger, for the most part, but it is lies always below the surface. One always has the feeling of underlying tension, not with each other, but with people and social systems in power. This is most evident in the ubiquitous graffiti. In Greece, especially in major cities but also in the countryside, graffiti is everywhere. From government … Continue reading Athens is Angry

Continued travels in Greece

I realized today I have not posted a travel update in a week! For those following our trip, my apologies for not writing more regularly. Truth is, we are soaking up so much experience each day that at the end of the day my energy is sapped and I decide to put off writing until the next day…and this cycle keeps repeating. So here’s an … Continue reading Continued travels in Greece