Tag Archives: Thessaloniki

Book Review:  The Greeks: A Global History by Roderick Beaton

This book is relatively new, having been published in 2021. It was recommended to me by one of my sons; soon afterwards I found out that another of my sons was also reading it. In short, it is a superb … Continue reading

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A Second Look: After the Rosy-Fingered Dawn: A Memoir of Greece

Greece has always been regarded as the birthplace of western civilization and a Mediterranean paradise.  In The Iliad and The Odyssey Homer uses the magical epithet rosy-fingered dawn to describe the sunrise over a land of myth, fascination, and mystery.  … Continue reading

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Roadside Stands

While I was preparing to upload some short stories to Kindle for publication, somewhat ruing the fact that I could afford only the most rudimentary covers for them – a few bucks for an illustration from Dreamstime, simple formatting and … 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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Book Review: Inside Hitler’s Greece: The Experience of Occupation 1941-44

You want a horror story?  Forget Frankenstein and Dracula and Stephen King and Lovecraft.  Read this book.  What Greeks went through during the Second World War is grotesque to say the least and indescribably horrific to say the most. It … Continue reading

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Treasure Hunt: Searching For Books in Thessaloniki

I’m a bookaholic.  I gotta have my books.  I can’t stand being without books.  And when I say books I mean the paper kind with binding and covers and so on.  I did, to be honest, at my wife’s prompting, … Continue reading

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