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Posted by on Δεκ 20, 2016 in Blogposts, Unpublished Stories | No Comments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

Easter Week and the country downstairs

Easter Week and the country downstairs

Posted by on Απρ 29, 2016 in Blogposts, Unpublished Stories | No Comments

The Feasts of Memory was my first book, and when I was writing it, I was still living in the world of either/or, one world or the other. I had stayed out of the shipping business, and I spent the day at home in my one bedroom apartment by the United Nations in New York. […]

Looking For a House in Havana

Looking For a House in Havana

Posted by on Μαρ 29, 2016 in Blogposts, Unpublished Stories | No Comments

Last weekend, the world’s attention was focused on President Obama’s visit with his family to Havana, Cuba. I lived in Havana when I was ten years old, a decade before Castro. To become a permanent resident in the U.S. my father, who was a Greek citizen, had to leave the U.S. for six months and come […]

A Sunday in New York Just Before America Invaded Iraq

A Sunday in New York Just Before America Invaded Iraq

Posted by on Μαρ 15, 2016 in Blogposts, Unpublished Stories | No Comments

«By this time, thirteen years ago, the Bush administration had made clear its intention to invade Iraq, using the bogus pretext that Saddam Hussein had weapons of mass destruction.  Protests and vigils were held in New York, London, and other cities and  towns throughout the world. This is a short piece I wrote  after one such vigil in New York.» […]

Leaving the City of the Dreaming Spires

Leaving the City of the Dreaming Spires

Posted by on Μαρ 2, 2016 in Blogposts, Unpublished Stories | No Comments

On the occasion of the four hundredth anniversary of Shakespeare’s death, Elias Kulukundis shares another story evolving around his work. The Importance of Quitting Last summer something happened to me that taught me something unexpected: the importance of quitting. For some time, I have been an amateur actor. In the past, I attended a speech class […]

Christmas 1974

Christmas 1974

Posted by on Δεκ 25, 2015 in Blogposts, Unpublished Stories, Writing | No Comments

Read an excerpt from Elias Kulukundis’ next book «Bold Coasts» Lucy and I spent our first Christmas together with Lucy’s parents in Chichester, a small Roman city, built slightly inland from where the Sussex coast is now. As we went in the Platt’s kitchen door, Lucy’s mother said “You’re very welcome.” The next moment, Lucy’s […]