Greeks Like Movies Realistic, Americans Like Movies with Happy Endings

In general, Hollywood movies always contain a seamfree transition from pain to happiness and from injustice to a fair resolution. There’s trouble in paradise but it...

Driving

I always believed driving is the one activity that tells all about a person. One's personality, life perspective, emotional stability and clarity -or lack...

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...

Barack Obama: our new President.

I woke up this morning (or should I say yesterday morning) both elated and scared. Dead scared. Elated the moment of truth was here....

Greeks Believe Money Shouldn’t Buy Safety, Safety Should be Equal for All

In the 1990's there was a great difference between Athens and New York.  Athens had no gang territories back then and one could safely...

The 8 Best Things about Being a Greek American

We may not be Irish Americans or Italian Americans in huge numbers, but Greek Americans are special and wonderful for so many reasons....

Nike of Samothrace Tower

This bold building design from renowned Russian architect Vasily Klyukin was inspired by Winged Victory of Samothrace, a marble sculpture of Greek goddess Nike,...

Alites

I've been thinking of a word lately. I have been overcome with the manic-obsessive urge to translate the word in English. The word is...
Hera's coin

IAGTM: English Words Originated From Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey (Part 2)

Three new words for you today: The word Humor comes from Himor (juicy or someone who is happy or excited; Gr: χυμόρ;), originated from the word Himos (Juice; Gr: χυμός;) in Euboean Dialect...

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...
Plato

Hidden Musical Code Found in Plato’s Texts

Years after Dan Brown's fictional bestseller "The Da Vinci Code" excited the imaginations of readers worldwide, researchers have been discovering hidden codes in several...

A holiday state of mind

Once June starts approaching, and that may be as early as March or even February (Ο Φλεβάρης κι αν φλεβίσει, καλοκαίρι θα μυρίσει.), Greeks...

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