Tag Archives: literature

Wrap Me in Seaweed


What I’m about to say is a big statement. You know. You’ve been reading this blog. You can see the massive, zoomed-in, shining hulk of phyllo pastries in the banner graphic. You can read the title. You know by now, … Continue reading

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The Great City of Istanbul, from A – Z


I just spent an amazing, jam-packed three days in the wonderful city of Istanbul. It was my second trip there, the first being three years ago with my parents, and I dare say I’m in love! I’m even toying with … 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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My Weekend With Sokratis


It is said that Greek people are so hospitable because, in ancient times, one never knew if the traveling stranger at one’s door was a mortal or a god or goddess in disguise. Well, this weekend, if I were a … Continue reading

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Nerding Out in Crete: My Kazantzakis Pilgrimage


Since first reading Zorba the Greek for a course during my senior year of college, Nikos Kazantzakis has become very dear to me, representing all at once my primary research interest, the instigator of much of my epistemological curiosity, and … 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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