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The Wrap Me in Phyllo Dough 100th Post Spectacular!


Ladies and gentlemen, κυρίες και κύριοι, you’re reading the 100th post of Wrap Me in Phyllo Dough! When I began this blog a year ago, I never dreamed it would be this much fun. 100 posts, 650 comments, and 25,000 … Continue reading

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“Woe to him who has slaked his thirst!”: Nikos Kazantzakis and the Greek Spirit


“Grandfather,” he said, seizing the old man’s hands, “I hear that you have lived like a great oak tree. You have breathed storms, suffered, triumphed, struggled, labored for a hundred years. How has life seemed to you during those hundred … Continue reading

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Fulbright Greece across the generations


Yesterday at dinner on campus, I was introduced to a young American man. When he heard my name, he said, “Oh! Are you the Fulbrighter on campus?” It turns out he was a Fulbrighter last year, while getting his Master’s … Continue reading

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My article for the Fulbright US student grantee newsletter


Right after I got back from my Meteora-Delphi-Athens trip, I was asked to write an article for the Fulbright US student grantee newsletter, which will be published soon. Here’s what I came up with: KNOWING THE WORLD: A SENSORY APPROACH … Continue reading

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It’s FINALLY beginning to look a lot like Christmas…


A few days ago I stepped outside the dormitory door to a bizarre feeling. It was strangely familiar, and yet so foreign… it felt like there was something wrong with my face, ears and fingertips. …Oh, wait, it’s all coming … Continue reading

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70 degrees and sunny on Thanksgiving. WHAT.


I can’t say I ever thought I would one day celebrate Thanksgiving in Athens. Or, for that matter, that I would ever watch Greek high schoolers doing an interpretive dance of the settlers trying to learn to grow corn. That … Continue reading

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Senator Fulbright, I salute thee.


If you have ever been interested in studying, researching, or teaching abroad, or even just doing something totally extraordinary, do yourself a freakin’ service and apply for a Fulbright grant. The deadline is October 18 this year and you can … Continue reading

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