Photo: Glen van Alkemade

Balm of Lothlórien

Last summer, my friends the Winters made a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Greece. I was very excited for them, having lived there myself for a couple of years as a young man, which was a long time ago. I eagerly followed their facebook posts; I drooled over their photos, and sometimes replied “Oh! Turn left at…

Vai Beach Crete Greece

And Away He Goes!

How about that time my kid brother drifted out to sea in a little rubber boat off the east coast of Crete? Boy, that one nearly killed our dad! We took the Pugeot station wagon on vacation to Crete. We spent a week tooling all around the island. We visited the beach at Vai because someone said…

At The Font Of Anastasi

“Say, have you eaten anything today?” “I’m fine, all right?” I turned away from my father and took a step down the stairs to the street. Over my shoulder, I added, hopefully more gently, “I’ll meet you back here later.” I left him in the doorway of the pension and headed uphill along the narrow…