hellenes without borders
Nicholas Benachi, Founder of the First Orthodox Church in the US
On many occasions in this magazine I have focused on Greek communities in the...
- Posted February 17, 2020
Samos, Where Geography is Destiny
As the Bicentennial of Greece’s War of Independence approaches, in 2021, I will be...
- Posted January 13, 2020
The World Wide Greek Commercial Web, circa 1815
WWW of course means something completely different in our digital internet-ubiquitous era. “Web” prior...
- Posted December 8, 2019
The “Case” for AHEPA
The recent election of New Democracy’s Kyriakos Mitsotakis in Greece has been greeted with...
- Posted October 18, 2019
Kehila Kedosha Janina and a Chat with Marcia!
Russel Shorto, a premier historian of New York, calls Manhattan the “Island at the...
- Posted July 12, 2019
A Grandson’s Visit: Ano Kastania
While we lived in Greece, a source of succor from the daily reality of...
- Posted April 25, 2019
The Importance of Being Hydra
We Hydriots are seldom lacking in pride for our island. It is, after all,...
- Posted March 13, 2019
The Battle of the Atlantic: The Gruesome Tale the Numbers Tell of Triumph and Tragedy
I have always been a textual type. I am a writer, a lawyer, and...
- Posted January 2, 2019
“Uncle Nick” of Greenville
I met him through my son. We had just moved to Clemson, South Carolina...
- Posted December 2, 2018
I have been writing in this column at Neo Magazine for nearly nine years...
- Posted October 16, 2018
How to Talk to your Kids about Byzantium
A rather odd title to an article, but the reader familiar with my work...
- Posted June 22, 2018
In Confronting Turkey, History is on our Side, but Historical Lesson is from 1938, not from the Ancient Past
Another Greek Independence Day has come and gone. It’s a time for parades, poems,...
- Posted April 14, 2018
The Brothers Macedonian
A centuries-old conflict in a region known for discord has returned, once again, to...
- Posted March 11, 2018
Stamps of My History
Moving is never easy. It is a loss of nerves, and in my case,...
- Posted January 14, 2018
The Case for Cultural Literacy
On Sunday, October 29, 2017 I had the singular pleasure of addressing members of...
- Posted December 14, 2017
Could Greece become the Linchpin of a Balkan-East Mediterranean Alliance?
Even in asking the question, I feel a wave of doubt and skepticism. The...
- Posted July 11, 2017
Nostalgia for My Favorite Athens
I am not the greatest fan of Athens. Having lived and worked there for...
- Posted April 22, 2017
A Letter to Deputy Foreign Minister Terence Quick
Dear Readers, please forgive the digression from my normal column “Hellenes without Borders” wherein...
- Posted March 17, 2017
Erik Bruns, a Dutch Rhodian
I have known Erik Bruns for many years, meeting, as one often does these...
- Posted October 27, 2016
Byzantium: Hidden in Plain Sight
Today, when I am writing this, is May 29. For many Greeks, and other...
- Posted June 26, 2016
Mystra: Byzantium’s Indian Summer
Mystra figures less prominently in historical commentary and touristic itineraries than other Greek sites,...
- Posted April 30, 2016
The Athenian: Elizabeth Boleman-Herring, an American-Greek
We met the way most people do these days, digitally, due to common interest...
- Posted March 24, 2016
For a Generation of Greeks, is Cyberspace the new “Thalassa”?
My readers will know that I have not been particularly bullish about Greece in...
- Posted January 10, 2016
Hello Anatolia: a belated review, and a chat…
In the world of digital information bombardment, I somehow missed it. It was only...
- Posted October 26, 2015
Homeland: The Greeks of Utah
After visiting Greek communities in so many parts of the world, it only makes...
- Posted September 25, 2015