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
Always open for ideas to reduce the baggage I carry while traveling, I Googled “Packing Tips” and tried three of the bazillion suggestions. Here are the packing tips I tested. They failed miserably. Pack off these packing tips! Bulkiest Items “Wear your bulkiest items on the plane. Layering also helps.” Wearing my bulkiest items might… Continue reading Travel Travails: Pack Off These Packing Tips!
The “what ifs” bullied their way into my carry on bag expanding it to a steamer trunk that needed checking and a porter. In my past journeys, these “what ifs” won the packing battle. Medical What Ifs: What if my glasses break? (I bought a glass repair kit.) What if I lose my glasses? (I… Continue reading Travel Travails: The What Ifs
While sipping a Caicos Sunset Rum Punch at the Da Conch Shack on Provo Island in the Turks & Caicos I dug my toes in the sand and enjoyed the view. Blues from sky and sea met golden beach dotted with dogs. Yes, dogs – potcake dogs. Potcake dogs are a smart, loyal and loving mixed… Continue reading Pocket Money