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...

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...

Grandparents in action

It seems to me, Anglo-Saxons have a great deal less trouble when it comes to the generation gap issue. I cannot picture my grandmother marrying...

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...
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...

The Colossus of Rhodes and the Statue of Liberty

(Fotovolos Apollon. Ancient Corinth Museum.) The famous ‘Statue of Liberty’ is widely recognized across the world. Widely known as a gift from France to America,...

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...

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...

Petrocheilos, Melissaratos Make Hellenism Shine

As a freshman at Johns Hopkins University, I had entered the Mattin Center looking to find the meeting for the Hellenic Student Association. I...

On Greek Time…

When your Greek friend tells you, you will be meeting around 5, it is perfectly acceptable for him/her to be there around 5:30, 6:00, 6:30 or even 8:00 if it is understood that you'll be waiting at your place anyway so you won't be getting out of your way.

Designer lifestyles

I don't remember ever looking at a co-worker, student or managing director, for that matter, in the U.S. and thinking 'Wow! Isn't she what...

Ad talk

There was one very annoying ad on my tv today. There's the beautiful lady and the suit-presentable-supposedly-sexy-guy and he is all mushy cause she's...

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