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...

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,...

Sellout Artists Promote Greece with…Placemats and Disposable Cups

“Live Your Myth in Greece” is the slogan we hear all across New York City and Athens, Greece. Whether it is on the subway...

Sweet Holidays

photo credit: Rachel Portele The Holiday anti-climax in the U.S. pi**** a lot of people off. The first holiday anti-climax wave comes right after Christmas...

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...

Love matters

Falling in love is an international trade. It happens everywhere. We all crave falling in love, one way or another. How we handle it,...

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...

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....

A bright & sunny disposition

I heard it from quite a few people: Americans, they say, always see the sunny side of life. If you compare the American-English tone...

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...

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...

Air-conditioning

My first job in the U.S. was an office job. There had been a few reasons for me wanting to quit that job, yet...

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