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Quotes from the Masters: Plato

With the onset of the Games of the 2012 Olympics, I’m sending an appreciative nod across the centuries to ancient Greece.  I’m also nodding quite fervently at the multitude of athletes who, through the ages, have continued to astound us in their ability to go ever “Faster, Higher, Stronger,” still.   View of the Caryatid Porch …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Friendship/Close

The challenges are piling up around me, but I have a photo that does double duty.  The theme of this week’s photo challenge is  “Close” and last week’s was “Friendship,” and I am so pleased to have the opportunity to share this picture: We captured on film these two little boys as they sat close …

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Sunday Post: Water/ Travel Theme: Oceans

I’ve given you a lot of water, so today I give you La Mer. Thus, you have my entry for Jake’s Sunday Post: Water.  Ailsa’s travel theme over at Where’s My Backpack is Oceans, which I figure is close enough to The Sea, so rather than posting this twice, I’m using it as a two-way entry.  In my opinion, this …

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Summer

This week’s photo challenge from The Daily Post is “Summer,” which—in an uncanny coincidence—was the same travel photo theme posed the week before by Ailsa over at Where’s My Backpack. So in response to both “Summer” challenges, here is my photo: A refreshing pool on a hot day says “summer” to me.  So before I …

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Sunday Post: Door

A fellow named Jake over at Jakesprinter has created a challenge that he calls “Sunday Post.”   The challenge is to post your interpretation of his chosen theme before the following Sunday;  then add a link to your post in the comments section of Jake’s blog.  Jake’s theme this week is “Door,” and since I’ve been loitering in Greece lately and happened to have found a …

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The Oracle of Delphi

What to do, what to do?  That seems to be the persistent and universal question that we humans share.  The ancient Greeks had a singular method for making decisions:  they consulted an oracle.  What It Is The term “oracle” refers to both the shrine where a prophet or prophetess channeled advice from a god, and …

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