Author Archives: Ron Pavellas

About Ron Pavellas

Expatriate Californian living in Sweden with wife. Retired from employment in the USA. Currently focused on blog articles, memoirs, and creative writing.

Upon Revisiting the Grounds of Drottningholm Royal Palace

The palace’s grounds were, as usual, well-ordered and maintained. Squared-off hedges and bushes, trees of several kinds in orderly rows. Level gravel paths, even in inaccessible areas, well combed. Evenly placed benches, some sitting in front of signs hung on … Continue reading

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Darkness and Light: Exploring the Limits of the Human Soul, in Two Books

The books are: “Heart of Darkness,” by Joseph Conrad; and, “Death Comes for the Archbishop,” by Willa Cather. Among other parallel attributes, the two novels show us the geopolitical forces of the times and places of their narration.  “Heart…” is … Continue reading

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