Fill in the title blank with a random noun and more than likely there is a special day set aside to celebrate your chosen random noun. Uncelebrated “National Celebratory Days” increased on my “Oops! Didn’t Know About That” list. I completely missed the September 22nd National Daughter Day. My son’s wife is like a daughter… Continue reading National ___________ Day!
While listening to a mandolin player in a village square, touring a vineyard outside of Meteora, and tasting Greek wine in Athens my writer’s brain conjured experiences into figurative language . . . again. Simile is a comparison of two things using the word "as" or "like". (Agile Mandolin Musician) The mandolin player was as… Continue reading Greece Meets Figurative Language 102
Winding through Cretan mountains, exploring ancient Mycenae, feasting on local fare my writer’s mind transcribed images into figurative language. Hyperbole is an outrageous exaggeration to make a point. (GPS Map image of Cretan roads) “In one-tenth kilometer make a sharp left. In one-tenth kilometer make a sharp right. In one-tenth kilometer make a sharp left.… Continue reading Greece Meets Figurative Language 101
Greece is part of the European Union unless a Grexit (or some other portmanteau) occurred in the last two weeks. Since I’m in Rhodes, I probably would have heard about it. I’m hearing about Brexit and Johnson. (There’s a bit of comfort knowing we aren’t the only country with a buffoon in office.) I decided… Continue reading My Two (Euro) Cents
Oopah! Greece! Not so much! Don’t get me wrong. The historic immersive Athenian experience put me in wonderful places like scaling the plateau to the Parthenon, wandering the ruins of Hadrian’s library, or standing under Hadrian’s arch (Hadrian the Greek loving Roman emperor got around), but it did not put me in an oopah place! … Continue reading Travel Travails: Surprising Greece