Tag Archives: simple pleasures

Bears and Bears and Bears, Oh My


When I was about seven, my family moved from Washington, DC to Bozeman, Montana. That’s quite the change for a ripe young mind. And when you throw into the mix that my best friend at the time–who was pretty much … Continue reading

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The Eleven Commandments of Traveling in Greece


While waiting for a 4:30 AM ferry in Irakleio, Crete, I found myself in the company of some of those American tourists. You surely know what I’m talking about; neon U of Whatever t-shirts, flip flops, loud embarrassing conversations, the … Continue reading

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Greek Eats: “Artichokes and Rice,” from Mani


While happily wandering along one of Areopolis’s stone walkways in Mani, I caught a whiff of something delicious. This happens often in Greece, to my sheer delight, and always has the effect of stopping me dead in my tracks and … Continue reading

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And That’s How I Injured the Only Other Knee I Have


I debated for a long time about whether or not I should write a blog post depicting this incident. First of all, it makes me look like an absolute moron. Perhaps worse, it also makes me look like an alcoholic. … 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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Christos Anesti!


In case you hadn’t heard, Greek Easter is a BIG DEAL. It’s easily the most important holiday in the Greek Orthodox calendar, and is certainly more important than Christmas. Everyone has been telling me ever since I arrived that I … Continue reading

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The Top Ten of My Trip to Santorini


Santorini truly deserves its place among the most beautiful sights in the world. The whitewashed buildings and blue domes, the regional food specialties, and the spectacular sunsets are only part of the island’s charms; as a whole, it is a … Continue reading

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