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I sit here in the small rented house I share with some of my sons in Pacific Beach, San Diego, and I ruminate about home.  At the end of my memoir on my hippy travel days, “World Without Pain: The … Continue reading

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Book Review: Lords of Finance: The Bankers Who Broke the World by Liaquat Ahamed

My motivation in reading this book was not curiosity about the economic crash and depression of the late 1920s and early 1930s.  It’s an interesting subject, sure, and I go for anything that piques my interest if I have time … Continue reading

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Book Update

Generally I confine my blog to essays, book reviews, and so on, but occasionally a bit of self promotion is not amiss.  As I prepared to make my grand departure from Greece for the United States, knowing I would be … Continue reading

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Transitions

For over fifteen years I have stood fast here in Thessaloniki, raising a family and working at private language schools teaching English.  The family never ends this side of the grave, though responsibilities diminish as the kids grow, but a … Continue reading

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After the Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Memoir of Greece – Now Available!

My new memoir “After the Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Memoir of Greece is now available in an electronic Kindle edition here.  It will soon be available in a print edition as well.  Here’s the text of the back cover blurb: “Greece … Continue reading

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Self-consciousness in Greek Society

Today I experienced one of the great tragedies in a writer’s life:  I irretrievably lost a piece of work.  In the midst of a busy morning I sat down to write a blog post – this same post, in fact … Continue reading

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West to East: Jet Lag Revisited

Last night I slept well.  I fell asleep around 12:30 a.m. and woke up at 7:30, fell back asleep and woke up at ten.  Some of you may not realize what an amazing phenomenon that was until I explain. I … Continue reading

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A Movie Premier at Times Square Considered as a Greek Political Gabfest

It was my first trip to New York.  I had, many years before, passed through it while hitchhiking to and from the airport enroute to Europe and further destinations, but I had never gone into its heart to observe it … Continue reading

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Jet Lag and the Juxtaposition of Cultures

I arrived in San Diego after about twenty-eight hours of travel time.   Leaving Thessaloniki, Greece, early Thursday morning I flew to Athens, then boarded a plane for an eleven-hour flight to Newark, New Jersey, my port of entry to the … Continue reading

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Driving in Greece

This morning I played around with an article I had written some time ago called “Greek Rules of the Road”.  It was meant to be a humorous piece, flippant even; in it I postulated what the laws would sound like … Continue reading

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