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...

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...

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...

Family

Family is an ideal. Both in the American and the Greek tradition family is up there, revered, respected, treasured and idealized. Being supportive to...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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.

Dress sense

I'm not quite sure where dress sense comes from. Is it a cultural thing? Is it an ideological thing? Is it a stage-in-life kind...

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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