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...

On Greek Time…

Specificity is not an everyday Greek practice. Sure, we Greeks are very specific about what we believe in, the football team we support, the...

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...

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,...

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,...

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...

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....

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...

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...

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...

English Words Originated From Homer’s Iliad and Odyssey (Part 1)

Two words for you today that came from the Greek Poet Homer. The word amen comes from the latin "amen," the well known amen that...

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,...

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