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LIFE: Resistance and Heroism

LIFE: Resistance and Heroism

The black and white photo features a tall man wearing a very short, pleated skirt and fancy shirt; black pom-poms bloom on his unusual shoes.
The Smyrna Quay: The History of a Symbol

The Smyrna Quay: The History of a Symbol

Back in 1865, when 44 of the most important merchants in Smyrna – Greeks, Armenians, and Levantines – AKA European Easterners – sent a letter to the Vali (local governor) requesting the construction of a new pier, this multinational city had a population of 185,000 (Slaars, 1868), with the Greeks being the predominant ethnic group, and was home to the consulates of 17 Western nations which were continually expanding their services.
The American Documentary Evidence Proving the Turks Burned Smyrna and Why It Was Kept Secret

The American Documentary Evidence Proving the Turks Burned Smyrna and Why It Was Kept Secret

One-hundred years have passed since the great fire that engulfed Smyrna, the massacre of its helpless population, and the genocide of Anatolian Christians, which destroyed Anatolian Hellenism where it had flourished for thousands of years.
A Privilege Denied to Many

A Privilege Denied to Many

My father advised, “Wait ‘til you’re my age, kid!” Mama preached in Greek: “Where you are, I have been.
Painting Evokes Memories of Revered Greek Villages​

Painting Evokes Memories of Revered Greek Villages​

Walking along Southern California’s busy Pacific Coast Highway (PCH) we noticed “something Greek” in a shop window.
Photos – Windows into a Family’s Past

Photos – Windows into a Family’s Past

Stoic faces stare out from antique photographs stored inside an old box.
And Again, Next Year – “Kai Tou Xronou”

And Again, Next Year – “Kai Tou Xronou”

“May you live long, like the highest mountains.
Sir Crispin Tickell – One of the Cyprus Partition Pioneers – Has Passed Away

Sir Crispin Tickell – One of the Cyprus Partition Pioneers – Has Passed Away

Sir Crispin Tickell, the second in line British ‘executioner’ of the Republic of Cyprus, died of pneumonia on January 25, 2022, at the age of 91.
Past Wisdom Meets Present Pandemic

Past Wisdom Meets Present Pandemic

Most of us of “a certain age” heard the warning from our mothers: “Ta matia sou tessera,” (“Use your eyes like four eyes”) a creative Greek way of saying, “Be careful.
Thank You, Neighbor

Thank You, Neighbor

I love autumn. I love the colors.

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