Summer

The Plight of Modern Greece – Part 2

Lillian is a student of drama and photography at the University of Athens. She is a bright, intelligent 23 year old who speaks fluently and eloquently in a language that is mine not hers.  Her plan is to work for a drama company in her home city but for the time being, she is working…

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The Plight of Modern Greece – A Land of Contrast

Ancient monuments, beautiful islands, hedonistic parties, wild mountains.  Whenever you hear about Greece being a land of contrasts, these are the images that come to mind for most people. The contrast to which I refer though is one between three people, two of whom I have met and one that I read about this morning.…

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Autumn Days

As summer slides towards autumn, a reminder of what Jonathan Safran Foer said. “August has passed, and yet summer continues by force to grow days. They sprout secretly between the chapters of the year, covertly included between its pages.”

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Living in rural France

Living in rural France makes for some fascinating times.  Between writing, building web sites and maintaining a large garden and orchard it is impossible to become bored.  First of all, I need to set the scene.  I live in a hamlet of 5 houses.  Typically for this region, 1 is unoccupied, 2 are used as…

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