Greek directness

Being direct is considered a pretty good personality trait. That is an international fact. Greeks however, we take being direct to a whole new...

Cultures in crisis

The financial crisis in Greece has caused detrimental havoc in the greek morale, and that, my friends, is the understatement of the century. The...

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...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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