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Plato’s Atlantis

The legend of Atlantis begins with Plato who wrote two Socratic dialogues Timaeus and Critias. These are the only two existing written records which refer to the lost continent. The fact that Plato wrote about the fabled city gives credence to the existence of such a place. Like Homer before him and the legend of Troy,…

The First Domestic Goddess

In recent years due to the increasing popularity of cooking shows, a number of ‘cooks’ have become famous, with Nigella Lawson as prime example. Of course Julia Childs must be included, she did pave the way for cooking shows on television. But credit must be given to Hestia, Goddess of the Hearth. If it wasn’t…

Where the heck has the time gone!

You know that saying ‘Time flies when you’re having fun’, well I’d like to redress and say ‘Time flies.’ That’s it. I really don’t know what happened to last week, or the week before that. In fact, this year is flying by. I am finding it increasingly difficult to find time to blog, read blogs I…

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…