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Before coming to Greece, I decided to take Greek lessons so I could get along better with the locals. If you live in Greece, you need to know Greek, at least rudimentary. Most educated people here speak English, but if … Continue reading
Where I Live
I live in a small village in the Mesogaia (η Μεσόγαια) region of Attica, south of Athens. Our place is between Mount Merenda and the low rise of Mount Xelona and beyond, Mount Navi and the higher point of Mount … Continue reading
The Chapel for Agios Stylianos
Arriving in Greece, one of the first things you notice is the prevalence of religion throughout the land. Byzantine icons adorn the walls of homes and shops; churches and monasteries dot the countryside and cities. Remnants of old Byzantine churches … Continue reading
Yasou (Γειά σου!) — I’m back.
Fast forward to 2021 — I am now living in Greece and it’s time to reactivate this long dormant blog. Over the coming months and years, I will be writing on a variety of topics, including Greek language and history, … Continue reading
Bread Work and Real Work
One of the great advantages of being a freelance writer is having the choice to write on whatever grabs your interest. But that blessing is also a curse if your curiosity knows no bounds, as does mine. Given the demands … Continue reading
The European debt crisis and the media
Here is an article I wrote for the Writers’ Guild of Alberta newsletter. European debt crisis and the media As I write this, European Union (EU) leaders and financial elites are meeting in Brussels to discuss a “rescue plan” for … Continue reading
Thank you, Jack.
“My friends, love is better than anger. Hope is better than fear. Optimism is better than despair. So let us be loving, hopeful and optimistic. And we’ll change the world.”
Can empathy be learned?
This morning, I received a tweet about a new book written by Simon Baron-Cohen, a Cambridge psychologist and psychiatrist who studies empathy. His book is Zero Degrees of Empathy: A New Theory of Human Cruelty. Baron-Cohen says that our view of … Continue reading
Awhile ago, I came across a wonderful little book by Harry G. Frankfurt, an emeritus professor of philosophy at Princeton. The title is simply, On Bullshit. Apparently, the book has become somewhat of a classic since it was published in … Continue reading
Welcome to my blog.
Hi there and welcome to my blog. I’ve been trying to decide whether to create several blogs to match my diverse interests or just pack it all into one. This is the result of my decision – one blog to … Continue reading