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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 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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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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Photo of the Week: Red Poppies Above Molyvos, Greece

Posted on Wednesday, April 26, 2017

This week, the red poppies burst out all over the village of Molyvos, Greece. Red poppies always remind me of the Camino de Santiago. Are...

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Molyvos, Lesvos Island, Greece: A Walk Through Time

Posted on Thursday, April 20, 2017

Molyvos is a fantastic place for walking. Yesterday, Stellios and I had a spontaneous lunch in the picturesque Molivos harbor and then took a walk on the astoundingly beautiful Molyvos…

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Wisteria Bloom in Molyvos, Greece

Posted on Friday, April 14, 2017

Every April, pink and purple wisteria flowers pour over a long walking street in Molyvos. Nature’s offering is so total, so generous, and so fragrant that when you round the corner and glimpse it for the first…

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Snapshots from Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Thursday, June 16, 2016

The main street of Molyvos, Greece retains its village charm with no Starbucks, fast-food chains or big box store in sight. Fig trees line the major road…

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Mesmerizing Molyvos, Lesvos Island, Greece

Posted on Monday, May 16, 2016

Walking into Molivos’ harbor is surreal. The Captain’s Table, both restaurant and ground zero for the Starfish Organization’s volunteer efforts, is empty, with only Melinda, the…

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Lesvos Refugee Aid Fundraiser Follow-up: Thank You!

Posted on Saturday, March 26, 2016

A gigantic thank you to my readers and friends who donated a glorious $1525 (€1350 based on the day’s currency exchange) to refugee aid through my fundraiser. I was able to distribute your donations…

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