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Destination: North Africa

The next few stops my main character makes on his journey is along the North African coastline. Why? 1: I wanted to learn more about the Phoenicians, and 2: why not?? african coastlineancient egyptianscreative storyLevantlibyaliteraturenatural harboursphoenicianspoliticspurple dyetravelwriting

The Pillars of Herakles

I would like to take you on a journey to the various locations my characters visit in their quest for the gods. The places existed in antiquity and some are more famous than others. Like any sojourn, either real or fictional, it’s the experiences gained that are valuable. We may not know why some places mean more…

Honesty

This morning, after picking up some groceries stopped at the video store to pick up some DVD’s. While wandering around I saw $20 lying on the floor. There were only three people in the store. So I took the money to the counter and handed it in. There was no question as to what I…

My Akhilles Heel

So what is it about Greek Mythology and its enduring fascination for me? Well, there’s a number of integral reasons: alexander the greatancient greeksancient persiaancient romebooksGreek Mythologyiliad and the odysseyliteraturepoliticssocietytravelvacation

Spoken V Written

I was thinking about purchasing the software program ‘Dragonspeak’. I first came across it while at a specialist and during the appointment he dictated his findings. I thought how cool would that be for the days when the pain was too great to type.  As I said, was thinking. I then started to wonder at the application of it. context of…

The age of darkness

‘A room without books is like a body without a soul’ Marcus Tullius Cicero Can you imagine the wealth of knowledge the Alexandria library once stored? All destroyed circa 415 AD. Works by Plato, Aristotle, Socrates, Euripides, the entire works of philosophers and scientists no long available because of the disparaging attitudes towards paganism and non-religious activities.  The shame of…

Does our past determine our future?

If you told me 20 years ago I would be a writer, I would have laughed. The only thing I was worried about during that time was finding a permanent teaching position in a government/public school. When I graduated, teaching places were scarce and the only way to gain permanency in the government schools was…

I believe in me

One of the most difficult thing to realise is fulfilling your dreams. Its funny, as a teacher I would often tell students to follow their hearts and do what you love. Yet here I was doing the opposite. I became a teacher because it’s what I wanted to do, but over time it became a…