The Old Greek

Wow. I’ve just discovered Anaximander (610-540 B.C.) who  foresaw modern astrophysics, believing that all things in the universe arise from an undifferentiated mass and that that astronomic history repeats itself in the formation and deformation of an infinite number of worlds. He didn’t even have a telescope.  He also believed life first formed in the sea and then animals stranded on shore developed the ability to breathe air and became the progenitors of all land life. I saw that on an after-school special! He was right! Everyone raves about Aristotle, but this guy was pretty impressive.

About glcraig

Gretchen Craig’s lush, sweeping tales deliver edgy, compelling characters who test the boundaries of integrity, strength, and love. Told with sensitivity, the novels realistically portray the raw suffering of people in times of great upheaval. Gretchen was born and raised in Florida. She’s lived in climates and terrain as diverse as the white beaches of the Gulf Coast, the rocky shores of Maine, and the dusty plains of Texas. Her awareness of place imbues every page with the smell of the bayous of Louisiana, the taste of gumbo in New Orleans, or the grit of a desert storm. Rich in compelling characters and historical detail, Always and Forever is a sweeping saga of Josie and Cleo, mistress and slave. Amid Cajuns and Creoles, the bonds between these two remarkable women are tested by prejudice, tragedy, and passion for one extraordinary man. Gretchen’s first novel won the Colorado Romance Writers Award of Excellence for Mainstream with Romantic Elements and was chosen as an Editor’s Pick in the Historical Novel Society reviews. Ever My Love, winner of the Booksellers Best Award from the Greater Detroit Romance Writers of America, continues the story of Cleo and Josie’s families, of their struggle for principle, justice, and love in a world where the underpinnings of the plantation culture are crumbling. Crimson Sky, inspired by the pueblos, mountains, and deserts of New Mexico, evokes the lives of people facing neighboring marauders and drought. Now the march of Spanish Conquistadors up the Rio Grande threatens their homeland, their culture, and their entire belief system.
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2 Responses to The Old Greek

  1. Love your version, Gretchen. I saw George and felt the impact of the conversation he overheard. You’re a gifted author!

    • glcraig says:

      Thanks for responding, Caroline. I’m sorry I didn’t catch it sooner. I thought the “machine” would tell me if there were a comment, but the all-knowing creature didn’t share it with me.

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