The Odyssey- a Tale of Two Translations

The Odyssey- Homer Throughout time reading list How obtained: free ebook (, project gutenburg  etc) and MIT online resources   Nearly three thousand years old, the Odyssey is the second oldest western story we have recorded (after it's prequel, the Iliad). It is an epic- a poetical story of heroes and tragedy, gods and feasts. … Continue reading The Odyssey- a Tale of Two Translations


On My Brother’s shoulders

Ty Andre with Allen McMahon Around the World: Vietnam How obtained: second hand book sale   Ty's first memories are of a crowded orphanage, where he was relegated to a corner of the room for no-hopers. Crippled by polio he had been sent down the river in a bamboo basket by his mother, and picked … Continue reading On My Brother’s shoulders