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Not Lies, But Fiction

“I didn’t lie! I just created fiction with my mouth!”
― Homer

My favourite ancient Greek poet, Homer.  These words should be the mantra of every fiction writer out there.   22 more words


Troy and the Trojan War: Fact or Fiction?

IT WOULD APPEAR that Heinrich Schliemann (1822-90) found, at Hisarlik, in northwest Turkey, what is believed to be Troy (in fact, he had considerable help from one Frank Calvert – but that’s another story). 2,075 more words


Homer floats

My husband’s mom is in town visiting. She brought along Mike’s niece (now our niece..) Have you heard? The fish are in. *grumbles* So to beat the utter madness that is the Kenai peninsula we headed to Homer. 45 more words


"I will drink life to the lees" - Tennyson's "Ulysses"

Poor Tennyson, like so many of the Victorians today, he can come across as pompous, grandiose, even corny.  Or, worse, quaint.

That is our loss, I think, and a result of our own myopia and a contraction of our brains and senses. 1,035 more words


Exit Glacier and Russia River Falls Walks

As the weather was not the best when we walked the Harding Icefield we decided to return to the park and view the Glacier from the bottom. 304 more words


Lend Me Your Earphones

I like reading. I’d like to think of myself as someone who reads a pretty decent amount. I mean not as much as I used to, but give me a good book and I plough through it fairly quickly and with lots of enthusiasm. 696 more words

A Year of Haikus in Homer, Alaska

Photo by Michael Walsh

 This week-end we celebrate our first year in Homer, Alaska. These Haikus share some of our delights.