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At Home in Homer

The Homer Spit (“spit” is a geological landform) features the longest road into ocean waters in the world (or so the brochure says). The spit provides incredible views and a variety of wildlife along its 4.5 mile length to hundreds of campers lucky enough to spend the night. 212 more words

Alaska

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Was Nausikaa a "Ship-Burner"? Speaking Names and Etymology

In a recent post, Palaiophron talks about seeing me lecture and kindly does not make it clear that when a student first asked me for the etymology of Nausikaa, I was flabbergasted and admitted it. 719 more words

Greek

Alaskan berries you've probably never heard of

The berries are ripe in our test garden, and we’ve been shoveling them in our mouths by the fistful. Here’s a shot from the week before last: 462 more words

Fresh Dirt

Review - The Song of Achilles by Madeline Miller

Today, we’re going to be travelling back a few thousand years! Don’t worry, you won’t need your passport! Now, we all know, or at least have heard of, the classical Greek stories of Achilles, the Trojan War, Helen of Troy etc etc… However, as with any great myth or story, we rarely hear the precursor; what happened before the events to these people? 351 more words

Fiction

The dancing-est hemisphere of all!

Radio Announcer: And now, get set for our fabulous halftime show, featuring the well-groomed young go-getters of Hurray for Everything!

Homer: Oh, I love those kids! 37 more words