Culture Shock: Where is a person’s home?

Home is a key word in the whole "culture shock" pavillion. Where is a person's home? What defines it? Level of comfort? Professional/financial opportunities?...

Our Problem is Indifference

By Aleco Haralambides, President American Hellenic Institute Some Greek-American news organizations have recently taken up a critical review of the so-called “Greek American Lobby” and...

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,...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

Christmas shopping…

Consumerism is not solely an American plague. It's pretty much international -for those who can afford it or for those who can not afford...

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...

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....

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