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Browsing Archive: August, 2012


Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Friday, August 31, 2012,
It is 6:25 p.m. on Thursday, August 30, 2012.

My body is totally thrashed as I have been crashing down off of the Advil (Ibuprofen) during the past several days.

I made it a priority to get the Delphi photos posted.

The first several are posted as of several minutes ago.

These first ones are at a site which is directly below the Delphi site, proper.

It is said to be a Tholos dedicated to the Earth Goddess, Ge.

Today, the sign says it is a sanctuary (i.e. a holy place) of Athenas, i.e. Athena.

Note t...

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8-28-12 WHITE ROOM??

Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Wednesday, August 29, 2012,
So, what exactly do YOU think that it is that I am talking about when I speak of "the white room"?

Here, an understanding of the associated facts is required in order to fully comprehend just exactly what it is that causes one to walk off of a wall into thin air, without even realizing that one has done so.

No drugs.

No alcohol.

Intensely concentrating on every single footstep.

Trying to be as safe possible, all things considered.

So, just what is it that caused such a thing to happen anyway?

I must...

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8-28-12 UPDATE

Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Tuesday, August 28, 2012,
At is about 7:15 a.m.

I got back into town on Friday night.

Have been working on rewiring, etc. in sound studio, literally around the clock, since returning.

I have been running on one to two hours of sleep per day plus "cat naps".

I cannot lay down, except in one very narrow position on my right side.

Move in any direction, for only a few inches, and you will know about it.

I do not use pain pills and do not drink alcohol.

So, I have been constrained to use only Advil.

It works really good for pain ...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Wednesday, August 22, 2012,

I am sitting at the base of Meteora (pronounced meh-TERRA).

It is a monastery
which is sitting high on top of a very steep and precipitous mountain top.

Several huge pieces of rock sit alongside each other,
each as big as Half Dome,
or El Capitan in Yosemite Valley.

I am sitting in a hotel
in which my porch is sitting down at the base of the rocks
as I look up at them in preparation for ascending them
in the morning several hours from now.

I have no idea just what to expect
and can only...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,

went into ancient site of Olympia all morning.

then 250 km to Delphi, where I am sitting right now.

am up high on edge of a cliff, overlooking Corinthian gulf.

is hot, but very nice.

will go to archaeological site first thing in morning.

have had numerous remarkable visits to sites during past week.

one highlight was getting a tour of Ephesus from lead archaeologist from the terrace house excavations on site.

he has been working there for 32 years.

many of most spectacular finds in museum are his wor...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Tuesday, August 21, 2012,

am in olympia, greece.

this is where olympics were invented.

on very tight schedule.

All is well, except for multiple fractures = ouch  = broken rib/s, left side, broken jawbone, left side, broken right great toe, plus previously broken right little finger; and all of that w/out drugs or alcohol.

no sleep for 4 days, because cannot lay down w/out excruciating pain.

but am hanging in there.

will post more if and when I get a chance.

love you all.

it was my vertigo which caused me to blindly walk off...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Saturday, August 18, 2012,


i am writing on a touchscreen and cannot get it to increase font size..

sorry about that.

it is saturday.

just got off Regatta in athens.

am at hotel waiting for rooms.

tried to use business center computer.

it is using windows xp.

my blog service provider says that it has gone the way of the dodo bird, complete with a drawing of one.


so i am on wireless using stylus on touch screen.

slow, but hey, it works.

had a very productive and useful trip until yesterday.

that's right, i know everyone saw...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Saturday, August 4, 2012,

It is 7 a.m. and I am finishing packing camera and sound equipment.

Just for the record I posted chapters 4 and 5 of Animal Farm.

These were recorded in 2007 on equipment which is far inferior to what I use today, thanks to that much of a leap forward in the requisite underlying technologies.

I apologize for the "crudeness".

But, I enjoy listening to them and figure that someone will enjoy these.

Maybe I should re-record them?

When I have time?


At any rate, last time I was in Venice, about...

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8-3-12 ONE DAY TO GO!

Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Friday, August 3, 2012,
It is 4 a.m. Friday.

Have been working, literally, around the clock for the past several months.

During the past several weeks I had to quite dramatically increase output while continuing to work 24/7.

I had to race fast to get out of town on time.

It took two others working nearly full time during the past couple of weeks in order to get everything done on time.

And that's not considering all of the telephone calls and other loose ends that must be wrapped up before leaving town for the better pa...

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Posted by Vincente E. Woodward on Wednesday, August 1, 2012,
It is 6:30 a.m.

I have been working since 4:30 a.m.

Time is running out quickly.

I have to catch a flight on Saturday morning to Venezia.

That is Venice, for you provincial types.

Will stay several days at the world famous
Danielli Hotel.

Venezia is the town of Vivaldi.

The guy who makes me snap way
more hairs on my violin bow than
all of the rest of the composers put together.

Got to see a live performance of Vivaldi's Four Seasons and other Italian period pieces in a Palazzo in this town last time I w...

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