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Losing my Glossa

Losing My Glossa

Here’s a dose from the memoir, Being a Greek American Girl. Podcast 1: Losing my Glossa, from Chapter 6.  

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Staring Down the Bones

Staring down the bones

This coming Wednesday at 8:30 in the morning, I am to go to the municipal cemetery to unbury my father.  I was instructed by Ms “Rita,” in splendid Brillo copper hair all the rage this summer in Athens, to bring: ...

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Maria Kanellis: The Wrestling Star your Dad Never Told you About

Maria Kanellis, a babe by anyone's standards

There’s something about Greeks and wrestling.  Never mind that wrestling was invented by the ancient Greeks and was a prized Olympic sport.  In America, in my house we grew up hugging the set when WWF broadcast the likes of Rowdy ...

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The Secret Life of Bees Goes Public: Niki Koustsiana and APIVITA

CEO of APIVITA Niki Koutsiana at home in her pharmacy lab where she concocts cosmetics from the most natural of Greek herbs and bee products
Image Credit: www.fortunegreece.com

Niki Koustsiana is not immediately recognizable as a name, but tell any Greek woman the brand name APIVITA and her lights will brighten up.  “The best natural skin and hair products in Greece,” Eleni  gives her opinion at the APIVITA ...

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Dormition at the Burning Bush

burning bush

The Feast of the Dormition carries extra joy at St. Catherine’s Monastery, as Sinai monastics converge on the Monastery from all directions, drawn home for the celebrations from their assigned posts in near or far flung hermitages throughout the Mediterranean ...

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