Why My Blog Is Called ‘Ithaca’

When I set out to write a blog, I decided to call it ‘Ithaca’. Here’s the story behind that: In Homer’s epic poem The Odyssey, his Greek hero Odysseus is trying to return home after the Trojan War. For Odysseus that place is Ithaca. We now see Odysseus’s long voyage as a paradigm for the journey […]