Category Archives: Musings

We’ve Moved!

Hello again, all you Cretan Chronicle followers.  I’m happy to announce my new blog from Colorado called, “Slow Food for the Soul.”  Join me at http://www.slowfoodforthesoul.wordpress.com.  See you there!  

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Farewell to Cretan Chronicles

It seems appropriate that my 100th blog for Cretan Chronicles is also my last. Even as I write this, we have departed the island and are journeying across America to our home in Evergreen, Colorado.           … Continue reading

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The carpenter, the cobbler and the Greek barista

As I look back on the five years we’ve lived here, I realize that this comfortable feeling I have is because I’m settled in here and have allowed this place to get under my skin.  This feels like a home … Continue reading

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The deep stuff of life

  The months of March and April flew by in a whirl of nightmarish activity.  I really debated as to whether or not share the last two months on my blog.  I mean, this is really close to my heart … Continue reading

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Beyond the beach – Winter in Crete

A vacation on an island?  In the Mediterranean?  In the winter??  Yes, yes, and YES.  Although it’s probably not for you if you just want to lie on a hot beach or lounge by a swimming pool the whole time.  … Continue reading

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Vicenza, Italy

“So stinkin’ FUN!!!”  So well put by my five-foot, fun-loving, bundle-of-energy friend, Silvia to describe our visit to Vicenza, Italy.  The Mabie family is hands-down one of our favorite families on the face of the earth.  Imagine two great people … Continue reading

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Morning Glory

“Better is one day in your courts than a thousand elsewhere.” (Psalm 84:10 – NIV)  Another translation puts it like this:  “One day spent in your house, this beautiful place of worship, beats thousands spent on Greek island beaches.”  (The … Continue reading

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My Big Fat Greek Food Blog 2

I know this sounds crazy, but I love it when I find a snail in my bunch of spinach.  Then I know it’s organic and fresh.  When I bring home my load of vegies from the farmers market, sometimes I … Continue reading

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The Twelve Days of Crete-mas

We hosted a Christmas party at our home last week and enjoyed the company of many friends from different cultures.  I even got out my guitar later in the evening and we all joined in a carolling fest.  One thing … Continue reading

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Καλά Χριστούγεννα! (Merry Christmas) 2013

You’ve heard it said, “The older you get, the faster time flies.”  I’m here to tell you that it is a true statement!  Here we are in Crete for our 5th (yikes!) Christmas .  Where has the time gone?  Our … Continue reading

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