Traveling with Athena: A Blind Man's Odyssey Through Italy and Greece
"Traveling with Athena" celebrates the odyssey of a humorous blind professor and his courageous wife as they explore numerous archeological sites in Italy and Greece.
Told in a witty and often poignant way, this tale also raises the possibility of supernatural intervention as Dr. Dan and his wife Nancy confront a variety of tourist challenges in their ninety-day adventure.
Often tied to comical allusions to the classics but accessible to all adult readers, this fast-paced collection of stories, opinions, and insights will certainly both entertain and inspire.
Readers will enjoy Dan and Nancy's battle with European mosquitoes in the chapter "Harpies in Miniature." These same readers will perhaps shed a tear as they read of Dan's courage and Nancy's patience in "Of Mycenae and Men" where Dan makes the climb of his life.
If the reader likes travel, laughter, inspiration, and the chance to meet an interesting couple, all he needs is to go "Traveling with Athena." It's the perfect book for companionship at an airport, on a plane, or at one's bedside.