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Anna Maria Delinasiou

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Anna Maria Delinasiou is a Greek-American writer.

Deadly strikes

I was reading the CNN article on the deadly Greek strikes when I came across the following comment by another reader: "Maybe the Greek...

Family time

Easter, Christmas, weddings, anniversaries, baptisms, all fall into the category of "family time". Family time involves organizing & emotionally preparing oneself(if wise), packing, traveling,...

Greek Folk Music in America, Blue Notes

Greek "rebetes" (folk musicians) of the tri-state area and beyond set the traditional Greek spirit loose in various restaurants, tavernas, special occasions and Greek...

Bad Economy

The economy in Greece is bad just the way it was in the US a few months back and a fuss needed to be...

It’s the happiest season of all

I love Christmas time! It's glimmering and shimmering and sparkly and lovey-dovey and cute. It's lush and it's fun. Also, scary. Cause it's all...

State Department Greek Instructor is awarded the Language Instructor of the Year award

Mrs Eleni Marinos, Greek language and culture Instructor at the Foreign Service Institute (State Department) was awarded the prestigious Language Instructor of the...

Retail subculture

Greek or American fashionistas share equal amounts of obsessive compulsive behavior when it comes to clothes. Fashion and its ability/promise to glamorize our simple...

Culture Shock: Where is a person’s home?

Home is a key word in the whole "culture shock" pavillion. Where is a person's home? What defines it? Level of comfort? Professional/financial opportunities?...

Culture Shock regardless

There must be a certain amount of time that dooms you. A certain amount of time that once you go over it, that's that,...

Summer

Summer in Greek means a whole lot more than it does in English. Naturally, everybody has the ability to take time off and enjoy...

Easter depression

I always got unrepairably depressed at Easter. And the thing about Greek Easter is that it lasts forever. Greek Easter is not just a day and...

Politically Correct Dating

Singles of any cultural background face the challenges of trying to date in the era of "political correctness". Don't get me wrong, us Greeks...

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