Will We Bury Our Heads in the Sand?

Will We Bury Our Heads in the Sand?

Posted by on Μαρ 13, 2017 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

The other day I was telling my daughter what it was like to be alive in New York during the Cuban Missile Crisis of 1962. I was twenty-seven at the time, living in a bachelor apartment near the United Nations, and dating a woman I had met in graduate school at the Russian Institute at […]

Germany is a Nation of Rules

Germany is a Nation of Rules

Posted by on Δεκ 28, 2016 in Blogposts | No Comments

The German truck drivers’ association collected over 100,000 Euros for the family of the driver of the truck who was allegedly shot by Anis Amri, the Tunisian jihadist who then drove the truck into the Christmas Market at the Breitscheide Platz the week before Christmas. Under German law the government must make a relief payment […]

The third weekend in Advent

The third weekend in Advent

Posted by on Δεκ 20, 2016 in Blogposts, Unpublished Stories | No Comments

The third weekend in Advent has always been my favorite.   I think it’s the most peaceful day of Christmas.  There is a sense of anticipation in the air, and in the northern hemisphere, sometimes it is accompanied by a sense of snow.  People are going about their Christmas preparations, but they still keep a […]

The CIA’s Post-mortem

The CIA’s Post-mortem

Posted by on Δεκ 15, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

The CIA announced that it has “a growing body of evidence” (uncited) that Russia intervened to tip the election to Trump. It is therefore argued that another election should be held. If that were to be the case, then another Democratic primary should also be held, one without the interventions of the DNC which the […]

William Boardman’s latest article

William Boardman’s latest article

Posted by on Δεκ 14, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

«That’s pretty much why no one won this election. There was no one to vote for. We’ve been in the wilderness much longer than we generally acknowledge. Bigots didn’t put us there. Misogynists didn’t put us there. White nationalists didn’t put us there. They all may contribute to keeping us there, but capitalists puts us […]

Τα πρώτα μου χρόνια στη Σύρο

Τα πρώτα μου χρόνια στη Σύρο

Posted by on Δεκ 13, 2016 in Blogposts, Books | No Comments

Απόσπασμα απο το νέο βιβλίου του Ηλία Κουλουκουντή «Απρόσιτες Ακτές – Ενηλικίωση σε μια Ελληνική Εφοπλιστική Οικογένεια» Μέρος πρώτο – Πρώτο Πέρασμα, Κεφάλαιο 2 Γεννήθηκα στο Λονδίνο αλλά η πρώτη γλώσσα που μίλησα ήταν τα ελληνικά. Ήμουν λιγότερο από ενάμιση χρονών όταν η μητέρα μου με πήγε στην πατρίδα της, τη Σύρο, όπου ζήσαμε με […]

Post Mortem and a Suggestion

Post Mortem and a Suggestion

Posted by on Νοέ 22, 2016 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

I started the election cycle as an independent who normally votes for Democratic candidates for president. Like many of my stripe, I espoused the cause of Bernie Sanders, and week after week I responded to his call on the internet, “So, Elias, I have to ask…” by sending him $27 which was what he asked […]

Ενα κολεγιόπαιδο εξ’ Αμερικής  στην Ευρώπη

Ενα κολεγιόπαιδο εξ’ Αμερικής στην Ευρώπη

Posted by on Νοέ 16, 2016 in Blogposts, Books | No Comments

Απόσπασμα απο το νέο βιβλίου του Ηλία Κουλουκουντή «Απρόσιτες Ακτές – Ενηλικίωση σε μια Ελληνική Εφοπλιστική Οικογένεια» Μέρος πρώτο – Πρώτο Πέρασμα […] Ήταν η πρώτη φορά που επέστρεφα στην Ευρώπη από τότε που είχα φύγει μωρό ακόμα, αλλά δεν θυμόμουν τίποτα από την ζωή μου εκεί.  Ταξιδεύαμε με το Queen Elizabeth και με την […]

An American Looks At the Abyss

An American Looks At the Abyss

Posted by on Νοέ 4, 2016 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

The announcement by the Federal Bureau of Investigation that it will continue to look into the activities of the Clinton Foundation makes it now likely that the Democratic candidate Hillary Clinton will face a criminal indictment.  The F.B.I’s decision was brought about by wide opposition among rank and file agents to the intervention of the […]

James Comey – Victim or Protagonist

James Comey – Victim or Protagonist

Posted by on Οκτ 31, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

On a weekend in late October in 1973, then President Richard Nixon fired the Watergate Special Prosecutor Archibald Cox, who had been demanding that he hand over tapes of White House conversations. The Attorney General Eliot Richardson resigned in protest, and the crisis which became known as the Saturday Night Massacre, set the stage for […]

Bob Dylan Brief Chronicler of the Time

Bob Dylan Brief Chronicler of the Time

Posted by on Οκτ 24, 2016 in Blogposts, Latest News, Opinions | No Comments

The Swedish Academy’s award of the 2016 Nobel Prize in Literature to Bob Dylan has sparked a controversy that is perfectly in keeping with the bard’s career. Bob Dylan, aka Bob Zimmerman, came from Minnesota and began writing and performing songs in the bars and cafés of Greenwich Village in the early 1960’s. Having access […]

Waiting For the Barbarian…

Waiting For the Barbarian…

Posted by on Οκτ 14, 2016 in Blogposts, Opinions | No Comments

…after the poem by C.P. Cavafy, translated by Edmund Keeley and Philip Sherrard. What are we waiting for, glued to the television? The barbarian may be on today. Why isn’t anything happening in the congress? Why do the senators and congresspeople pass no laws? Because we’re having an election, and a barbarian could win. Isn’t […]