Karen Olsen is a writer and teacher of literature and mythology. An instrument-rated pilot, she has also logged many hours as a passenger, with her airline-pilot husband flying a 747. She lives in a Greek village where she tends olives and vines, writes poetry, and teaches in the European division of University of Maryland College. At present she is at work on a book of essays and poems titled An Island Almanac: Seasons of a Life on Crete.
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