humor, Politics, Throwbacks, Travel

Almost Apolitical: Saying Good-bye To Suze, My Car

Sonja drove away in my 2003 Acura MDX leaving me in the dust holding 40 hundred-dollar bills, my full asking price. Not bad for a 17-year-old with 150,000+ miles.  I should have been thrilled. I was devastated. Yes, I had received a fair price within days of my Facebook Market Place listing. Yes, I had… Continue reading Almost Apolitical: Saying Good-bye To Suze, My Car

Everyday Epiphany, Health, Travel

Little Adventure In The Covid-19 Zone: The Mental Paralysis Side Effect

“Sometimes an unwanted adventure is thrust upon you. Make the most of it.” Anita Borgo (after she finally commanded Alexa to switch off the TV). A little over a month ago I eagerly anticipated our three week Italian vacation- a week each in Rome, Sicily, and Amalfi.  Then the Coronavirus headlines emerged.  My thoughts went… Continue reading Little Adventure In The Covid-19 Zone: The Mental Paralysis Side Effect

humor, Travel

Little Adventure: Down The Travel Insurance Rabbit Hole

“Some adventures linger. Others loiter. A few do both.” Anita Borgo  My 13K hike through the Samaria Gorge National Park in Crete did both. See the post about the journey https://afewchoicewordsbyanita.com/2019/11/20/big-adventure-hiking-the-gorge-in-samaria-national-park-is-not-a-walk-in-the-park/ and also see the other post about locating a doctor due to the trek. https://afewchoicewordsbyanita.com/2020/01/22/little-adventure-locating-a-doctor-in-crete/ After checking the “hike the gorge” and “locate a doctor… Continue reading Little Adventure: Down The Travel Insurance Rabbit Hole

humor, Outdoors, Travel

Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!

“Adventure is just bad planning.” – Roald Amundsen Roald Amundsen, polar explorer, led the the first expedition proven to reach the North Pole in 1926.  His definition of adventure rang true after I hiked Samaria National Park Gorge in Crete last September. My bad planning, that turned a “walk in the park” to an adventure,… Continue reading Big Adventure: Hiking The Gorge In Samaria National Park Is Not A Walk In The Park!

Travel

Greece Meets Figurative Language 102

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