January 15th, Greek Dinner Night, at Okeanos, was a success! Even if it was intimate and private, it captured the spirit of the event! We ate lobster, avgolemono, filet of sole, drank retsina, got to know each other, and talked! Boy did we talk–about being Greek, about what there is and what there is not to like about the Greek community, we quoted Homer, we quoted Buddha, we spoke about love and passion, and work, and Europe. We shared experiences of Greek summers and Greek music. We talked about our successes in business, we talked about our hopes for this new year. In short, we did everything good Greeks do–we ate, we drank, and we philosophized. What a classic idea! To bring friends and strangers together for a meal and talk about what matters. It was so Hellenic! I felt like an ancient Greek sipping wine during a symposium. We liked the experience so much, my guests unanimously agreed–“We have to meet next month and make this a tradition.” So, basically, we started a movement. We will be more aggressive to get the word out to more people for a bigger turn out next month. Kalo mina kai kali chronia!