Category Archives: Friends

Our Golden Girl


At 11:20 yesterday morning, I was sitting with our dog, Abbie, knowing that the vet was going to come to our house at 4:30 that afternoon to put her to sleep after weeks of struggling with lymphoma. My mom and … Continue reading

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Greek Eats: “Favaaaaaa!!”


That’s in quotation marks because it’s what I uncontrollably say out loud every time I see this dish. For a small welcome-home shindig my parents and I hosted this week, we made up a menu of classic American grill food … Continue reading

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Home, Toe-Broken, 4th-of-July-ified and Finally, FINALLY Reunited with Peanut Butter


After 15 agonizing hours of trying not to fall asleep in the Philadelphia airport, I boarded my two flights for home and arrived in Bozeman at about midnight on the 30th, which pushed the grand total into an excruciating 72 … Continue reading

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End-of-Year Shenanigans and the Best Night Ever


Last weekend, the American Farm School (where I live and teach) held a graduation ceremony for both its secondary school students and its college students. As I taught at the secondary school and have many friends at the college, this … Continue reading

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Beach Days, Dolphin Sightings, Crashing Greek Weddings and Other Job Perks


No corner office with a view, no contribution to a distant retirement fund, no free health club pass. But, well, I guess there are some fringe benefits to being a teacher in Greece. Meet my student Antony! He is from … Continue reading

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Hot, Bittersweet and Jam-Packed with Dissertations


That’s how I would describe my days of late. “Hot” because the Greek sun does not mess around. Holy guacamole! It’s only early June, and I am already wilting in the heat; Gingerus Maximus doesn’t do well in this climate, … Continue reading

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The Only Dance I Have Ever Liked and the Crazy Greeks Who Taught Me How to Do It


My first exposure to Lindy Hop was through The Autobiography of Malcolm X, which I read for a course in college in America. My second exposure to Lindy Hop came from some seriously hip young Greeks in downtown Thessaloniki. Yes, … Continue reading

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