A Visit at Uncle John’s

A Visit at Uncle John’s

Posted by on Ιούλ 14, 2015 in Blogposts, Latest News, Writing | No Comments

First Passage – Chapter 20: Who’s there? Elias, the Kulukundis? At the Athens airport, we met up with my cousin Miles, who had also come to Greece without his parents. Miles had flown via London whereas we flew directly from New York. We all arrived in Athens at roughly the same time, and we were […]

Mario Draghi and the Greek «accident»

Mario Draghi and the Greek «accident»

Posted by on Ιούν 2, 2015 in Blogposts, Latest News, Writing | No Comments

In Greece’s negotiations with the eurozone, the man to watch is Mario Draghi, head of the European Central Bank, not Tsipras or Merkel. Even if Greece should default on a payment to the creditors, it still cannot be expelled from the eurozone. The only way that could happen would be if its banks failed, and […]

Escape from Ideology

Escape from Ideology

Posted by on Μαΐ 12, 2015 in Blogposts, Latest News, Writing | No Comments

George Mylonas, who escaped from detention on Amorgos under the junta, remained a prisoner of his ideology. By refusing to join a coalition of national unity under former Prime Minister Karamanlis, he gave up an opportunity to help Greece shake free of the Junta five years early because he was afraid to be criticized by […]

Why I write…

Why I write…

Posted by on Ιούν 18, 2013 in Writing | One Comment

Why I write… No one writing in English could possibly take up the question, “Why I write,” without referring to George Orwell, who wrote a famous essay by the same name. I admire Orwell’s ability to see things as they are, independently of ideology or prejudice. When George Orwell answered the question “Why I write?” […]