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DuzWriter

You Can't Make This Stuff Up

I'm in over my head in research mode for My Big Fat Olympian Wedding From Hell, the working title of my Persephone story.  In my version, Sephie is a doctoral candidate in anthropology at Olympic University, which I decided to model on Columbia.  Making the story work entails a lot of research into Columbia and Morningside Heights, and the stuff I'm digging up proves, once again, synchronicity defines my world.  
My current favorite is a description of St. John the Divine, the world's largest cathdral, as a key center of "episcopalian paganism".  Well, duh, Olympic was founded by Olympians...  ;-)
Another funny: My story moves from Manhattan to Laguna Beach to wind up in Iowa.  So I probably shouldn't have been surprised that the Stoneyard on the grounds of St. John the Divine provided cut stone for the restoration of the Iowa State Capitol.
Plus, so many of the local hang-outs are Greek-owned.  And I never knew this existed, but now that I do, I absolutely, positively have to write it in
Sometimes I really love my job.
Cheers and grins,