x

Letter to Editor

Letter to the Editor: Appreciation for TNH’s Editorials

Dear Mr. Diamataris,

This is Dannis Koromilas. We briefly met in the reception area of your HQ on October 22nd, 2018, where I was delivering a copy of Greece Year Zero, when Penelope Karageorge wrote a very elegant and insightful review of my film. I was turning 50 that weekend and returned to NYC to retrace my steps of film school and my first novel, East Rockaway Station, which the Ethnikos Kyrikas reviewed in the spring of 1993.

I wanted to let you know that I have been inspired by your editorials over the last few years, and wanted to thank you for the courageous tone and thoughtfulness you have shared to the Diaspora regarding the descending trajectory of the U.S. political reality. It has been reassuring, but often dire, but ultimately a fortifying series of messages from Astoria, and for that I thank you immensely. I hope once the vaccine is tested, and logistics work in the U.S. and Canada's favor, I will be able to return to NY, as I still have family and friends there; I lived in Queens and Manhattan for six years in the 90's up until November 2000.

Actually, I left for home in Toronto weeks after the Bush/Gore election. But back then, there was more truth and character involved in American politics, if I may say. Regardless, I just wanted to say hello and share with you that your prose does in fact reach across the East River, and heads north to Canada, where the sons and daughters of Greek immigrants from the 1950's and 60's are still robustly active and aware of conditions and threats to the motherland. It is comforting to read your commentary in my email box whenever it appears. For that, thank you a hundred times, Antonis. I hope in 2021 we can meet for a discussion, and possibly an interview for one of my documentaries. You strike me as someone that I should capture on camera in my future endeavors. 

Dannis Koromilas

Toronto, Canada

RELATED

Congratulations on the success of The National Herald.

Top Stories

Politics

ANKARA - Turkey's swiveling between offering diplomacy or gunboats and demands that Greece take troops off its islands near Turkey's coast is roiling the waters between the countries and plans to hunt for energy.

United States

NEW YORK – Grammy-nominated artist Eric Alexandrakis announced his latest release due out on February 1, titled Good Girls Never Waltz With Me, another new genre-bending addition to his critically acclaimed TERRA series of releases.

General News

ATHENS – Five members of the World Hellenic Interparliamentary Association (WHIA), with Rhode Island State Senator Leonidas Raptakis as head of the group, visited Evros on January 12-13.

Video

Despite Huge Volcano Blast, Tonga Avoids Widespread Disaster

WELLINGTON, New Zealand — The blast from the volcano could be heard in Alaska, and the waves crossed the ocean to cause an oil spill and two drownings in Peru.