Tuesday, March 1, 2022


Took a morning walk 
to pick a bouquet before the rains set in

Saskia, who was waiting at the church, joined me.

We didn't need to go far.

Then, it being Mardi Gras, 
I gathered ingredients

using raki rather than espresso

and made raikimisu.

With lunch, opened a bottle of liatiko, 
an ancient Cretan wine.

Another fine day.

Monday, February 28, 2022

Εδώ, γατούλα γατούλα!

Home again, enjoying the sun and prepping for the coming storm.


Heading up the hill to the gym

Lunch of taverna treasures

Freshly laundered bed. Ah!


Saturday, February 26, 2022

Friday, February 18, 2022

Wednesday, February 16, 2022

Swimming in the Aegean

To get to the Aegean

you climb up

into the limestone mountains

where the sheep live

and you slow down to greet them

and they greet you

after passing the πεντακόσιος (500th) sheep

turn left

then right

then left and right and left and right

and soon you will see the sea

your swimming spot is in sight

mind the road

and the angry chained dogs

and the beach road

and voilà! Mazida Ammmos Beach (Παραλία Μαζιδά Άμμος)!

Enjoy your not-quite-toe-numbing swim in the choppy, windy waters of the Aegean!