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Life in Greece, Transition and a Conundrum

Posted on Sunday, August 12, 2018

It’s my first summer in Greece and the scene is entirely different than what I’ve experienced before.  Tourists arrive from all corners of the world and now I’m on the other side of the traveling equation…

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Paperwork and Patience

Posted on Sunday, July 8, 2018

Our marriage behind us, and our wedding legally registered, it was urgent that we proceed with the paperwork required for me to stay in the country longer than the 90-days allowed for Americans.  Without that permission, married or not, I would have to leave again…

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Immigration Ain’t for Sissies

Posted on Saturday, April 21, 2018

Amazingly, it’s been over two months since my marriage.  Time is flying by.  Life with Stelios is wonderful but not without complication and challenge.  That’s life, yeah?  In the last two months, I’ve discovered on a very personal level that immigration ain’t for sissies.  The challenge is…

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A Love Story from Lesvos

Posted on Sunday, February 18, 2018

After many months in retreat in California, I returned to Lesvos Island, Greece in early January. The short days have been bitterly cold, most shops and restaurants are closed and time is best spent huddled by a woodstove and making soup rather than gallivanting in wind and rain…

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A Perfect Afternoon in Old Town Chania, Crete, Greece

Posted on Saturday, July 29, 2017

It’s such a pleasure to walk the backstreets of old town Chania around the spectacular Venetian harbor.  Even in the busy tourist season, one can find serenity in this…

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Agia Roumeli Remains My Favorite Destination on Earth: Crete, Greece

Posted on Saturday, July 15, 2017

I’ve written about Agia Roumeli in southern Crete many times.  Last month, I realized a dream by sharing my favorite place on Earth with my mother, who now understands and supports my…

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Eftalou Hot Springs and Golden Beach, Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Tuesday, July 11, 2017

On the island of Lesvos, just 3.5 kilometers east of Molyvos, you’ll find the natural hot springs of Eftalou, a healing destination for millennia.  Here, therapeutic springs bubble from under the sea and are…

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Left Behind – Molyvos, Greece

Posted on Sunday, May 14, 2017

Trying to be useful, some days I go to the beach to do some cleaning. Amongst all the plastic trash and the natural rubbish of the coast; the carcasses of sea urchins and driftwood, there is a…

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Photo of the Week: The View from the Castle of Molyvos, Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Sunday, May 7, 2017

This week’s Photo of the Week is from the top of Molyvos Castle in Lesvos, Greece.

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A Sweet and Simple Life in Molyvos: Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Saturday, April 29, 2017

As I write, downstairs, a lamb’s head simmers in a pot, the last remnant of Easter’s sacrifice. I sit at an open window with a sliver of a view of the Aegean Sea and an expansive view of the…

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