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Day 'Tripping' Up to Site by Alisha Karim and Iliana Pappas

During our first week of field school, we took a field trip up to Kastro Kallithea to see the site for ourselves. For most of us, the biggest challenges were the scorching sun and the vicious pounari thorns that cover the hilltop, but for some of us, the difficulties were a little longer lasting. 292 more words


The Just City: Jo Walton


Thessaly: Book I

In his book The Republic, Plato dreamed of a just society in which the pursuit of knowledge and excellence would be the highest goal. 1,009 more words


Reading "The Kindly Ones: 9"

There’s so much going on in this issue.

Rose Walker encounters Desire in the cellar of the Burgess mansion where Dream was kept prisoner for nearly eighty years. 1,261 more words


Meteora, Monasteries in the Sky

In central Greece,  near the town of Kalambaka, is Meteora. The name means something like “suspended in air” and describes a collection of Greek Orthodox monasteries perched 1,000 feet above Plain of Thessaly at the top of titanic natural pillars. 162 more words


Visiting Mount Pilio

We are back to Greece, although, if you are a regular reader of my blog, I didn’t think I will return this summer. I did for a number of reasons; my strongest being my daughter’s happiness. 625 more words


Narthaki and its Landscape by Katherine Bishop

May 22, 2016…

Sunday, the day of rest and recovery, especially for the Narthaki people and their landscape. Just 24 hours prior this village was exposed to an incredible display of Mother Nature’s power as torrential downpour flooded fields and made currented rivers out of side streets. 482 more words