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Book Review: “The Great Fire”, by Lou Ureneck
Smyrna’s (Izmir’s) destruction by fire and sword during the horrible month of September 1922,...
- Posted June 28, 2015
Hydra: Summers on my Father’s Isle
For this month’s column, I wanted to avoid discussing the existential situation in Greece...
- Posted May 18, 2015
Another Lesson from 1821
Once again this year I listened as my daughter’s Greek School here in the...
- Posted April 11, 2015
Greece: Where the Sidewalk Ends …and the IDs Look Fake
I pondered a great deal as to what to write in my monthly column....
- Posted February 18, 2015
The Eloquence of Humble Architecture: Homes Lost …and Refuge Gained
Stone by stone we built, A poor corner. Our lives we enclosed, in Kokkinia...
- Posted December 24, 2014
Modern Greece and Greeks …In Whose Image?
Many Greeks and foreigners consider today’s Hellas to be the resurrection of a lost...
- Posted November 14, 2014
Should “Hellenes without Borders” be allowed to vote in Greece?
My vote on this, for what it’s worth, is “No.” I am not making...
- Posted October 19, 2014
Rhodes Riches: An NGO Model for Greece
In the course of living and writing in Serbia, I had the great fortune...
- Posted September 13, 2014
My Favorite Greek Road Trips: Athens to Nauplion
When we lived in Athens several years ago, just before the cracks in the...
- Posted June 6, 2014
Unofficial Histories: 1821
This past weekend we celebrated our ancestors’ Revolution against the Ottoman Empire with a...
- Posted April 16, 2014
Skopje (FYROM) 2014
In choosing the title, “Skopje 2014,” I am referring not to the costly, kitsch...
- Posted February 16, 2014
Edifice Complex: Erdogan and Agia Sophia
Memo To: “Sultan“ Erdogan From: Emperor Justinian Subject: Agia Sophia YOU DIDN’T BUILD...
- Posted December 14, 2013
Rigas Pheraios: My Kind of Hero
I “met” him rather early in life, through his immortal words of the Thourios...
- Posted November 13, 2013
A Partisan Chat: Alexis Parnis
“You see, I still live like a partisan,” as he showed me his house...
- Posted October 10, 2013
Ghosts of Communist Greece in Serbia
In spite of a very different climate, in Serbia you are really never far...
- Posted September 7, 2013
Balkans: End of the First Balkan War
The Treaty of London, signed by the belligerents in May 1913, ended the First...
- Posted June 19, 2013
Coffee with the Serbian Ambassador to Greece
Greeks and Serbs have a special relationship. “We’re brothers,” goes the saying, but of...
- Posted May 2, 2013
Thrace always draws me, its beauty, mystery, and somehow its remoteness and foreignness from...
- Posted March 6, 2013
Ghosts of Smyrna in Izmir
There is something about travel to our lost homelands that creates spectral yearnings in...
- Posted January 10, 2013