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by karen
Sat Nov 15, 2008 6:46 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Official American imperialist monograph cites Alexander
Replies: 28
Views: 10183

I was merely quoting the horoscope reading as it is for anyone who is born with that configuration...at least it tipped me off to the fact that MSNBC and MSN are well aware of what I meant when I wrote that statement as I got immediate feedback. I had no idea that a post at Pothos would result in t...
by karen
Mon Oct 20, 2008 7:15 pm
Forum: Comments, help, suggestions etc
Topic: How can we improve the main Pothos site?
Replies: 65
Views: 20923

More visuals?

HI Marcus et al: I have hundreds of pictures from my trip to Greece in June, most of them in some way Alexander-related (though of course since they were all taken in Greece they relate to his formative years and just one of his campaigns only). I wonder if I could provide illustrations to some of t...
by karen
Mon Oct 20, 2008 6:54 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Official American imperialist monograph cites Alexander
Replies: 28
Views: 10183

everything hinges on me personally A truer summation of your entire worldview you've never written. Hi Pothosians -- I haven't even been lurking of late, in part due to another fictional project that has thoroughly seized me and in part due to my helpless addiction to American politics, which of co...
by karen
Fri Aug 08, 2008 11:23 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Official American imperialist monograph cites Alexander
Replies: 28
Views: 10183

Official American imperialist monograph cites Alexander

The Office of Net Assessment (ONA) is an obscure but powerful think-tank within the U.S. Pentagon, mandated to offer visionary military ideas. I was happily reading my favourite progressive political blog (Daily Kos) this morning when I happened on an item citing the investigative magazine Mother Jo...
by karen
Thu Jun 19, 2008 5:17 am
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The World Reeking of Alexander's Corpse
Replies: 10
Views: 5408

Hey Paralus: this one's for you. http://i295.photobucket.com/albums/mm145/Karenmwehrstein/IMG_1314-1.jpg The tall, dark and handsome guy is Efstathios. Notice the pack of cigs... not mine . There actually isn't wireless on the roof (I was faking it) as it's on the Internet floor and fades out the fu...
by karen
Tue Jun 17, 2008 12:25 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The World Reeking of Alexander's Corpse
Replies: 10
Views: 5408

One better, Paralus... I have a camera that connects straight to computer via a USB port. YES I WILL send pics and post them on the travelblog also ( http://www.travelpod.com/travel-blog/karenmw/1/tpod.html I knew I was going to be writing more than I'd be able to on hotel machines so I brought my l...
by karen
Mon Jun 16, 2008 3:27 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: The World Reeking of Alexander's Corpse
Replies: 10
Views: 5408

This is why I call Amyntoros "the Quote Goddess!"

Cheers to all from Athens,
Karen
by karen
Sun Jun 15, 2008 2:31 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14585

Leaving today

Well, it's beyond excitement at this point -- I take off this afternoon. I wrote a travel-blog post about what this means to me, and thinking about it enough to express it in writing put me in tears. Cross-posting: In a way, this is only becoming real for me now. Even though I decided to do this a c...
by karen
Wed Jun 11, 2008 5:26 pm
Forum: Discuss Alexander the Great
Topic: Alexander and his mind
Replies: 155
Views: 44955

Philip put Alexander in the position he did -- titularly commanding or effectively commanding or whatever it was -- because he knew he could do the job. And he was right, because Alexander did do the job. QED.

Karen
by karen
Sat May 31, 2008 11:59 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14585

Melissa goes tomorrow

Hi all: Thanks wmp for the driving advice. Where else would I get tips on where the speed traps tend to be? I love this forum! I have started a TravelPod travelblog -- see it here . Just one post so far. I don't know if I mentioned it, but while I'm going for two weeks starting June 15, my travel co...
by karen
Fri May 23, 2008 3:20 pm
Forum: Alexander's contemporaries
Topic: Coragus' Sarisa
Replies: 44
Views: 19345

Hi Amyntoros et al: Here's where it gets really interesting. :) Waldemar Heckel - well, actually, Heckel and two of his Ph.D students, Carolyn Willekes and Graham Wrightson - can now refute Markle's observations. They couldn't use cornel wood because it's protected in Canada and for the life of me I...
by karen
Wed May 21, 2008 1:48 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14585

Hi Paralus (et al): Well, the other cool thing about that is that your kids will be able to say they've flown around the world. Half-carting, then, is passing across double lines... and also in what is colloquially known in Ontario as "the suicide lane"? Got it. The practice is not entirely unknown ...
by karen
Tue May 20, 2008 5:40 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14585

Karen - I'm actually leaving Greece on the 16th (a public holiday, so driving back to the airport will be fun) - think I might be battling through departures as you come through arrivals - oh, what a shame... Yeah, dang. Maybe next time. As for the time of year - better now than in July / August......
by karen
Tue May 20, 2008 3:10 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14585

Hi Paralus (et al) Great stuff here -- thanks again. I've passed everything on to my friend. Distances seem small to me also, as a Canadian. And I've heard all about Greek drivers. It reassures me to remember I have pretty fast reactions ;) Question: what means "half-cart"? Do as much on the net as ...
by karen
Mon May 19, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: 'Off-topic' forum
Topic: I'm going there
Replies: 36
Views: 14585

Paralus --
You can then return down the coast via Pydna, Methone, Lamia, Thermoplylae, Chaeroneia, Thebes, Marathon and Athens
Got any suggestions for place to stay along the way (except Athens -- we're booked at the Attalos)?

Warmly,
Karen