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An American in Athens


After almost 25 years of living away from the country, I have decided to move back. For a year, maybe less.  It’s an experiment. Just to see if someone  raised the good old American way could survive in happy go ...

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The Double Life of a Diaspora Greek

The Double life of a Greek American

In my journey through life, I have noticed an interesting pattern: when things get too much, Greece becomes the break away refuge for me.  The beauty of having a double life is that you can escape one side of it ...

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Are relationships doomed to die?


Being of a certain age, I and a whole generation of young women who have been married a decade or more have come to the rocky stage of our romantic relationships.  The honeymoon phase is not only a memory, it’s ...

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Greeks have the devil inside: Rivalry and Cooperation in the Hellenic community

Zelos, the root for the Greek word "zyliea" or jealousy, was the god of rivarly, jealousy, son of Pallas and Styx.

On the subway today I met an “Old Skool”Greek man in his late 60s. He introduced himself as American Gangster and handed me his business card.  He had done some fill-in acting work for that film and some others such ...

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Greece falls to #87 on World Economic Forum Gender Gap Report

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Greece has one of the highest rates of gender inequality, ranking in at 87 on the World Economic Forum’s World Gender Gap Report 2015, the lowest ranking for a European nation. It ranked below countries such as Bangladesh, Mexico, Kazakhstan, Ghana, ...

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