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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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A Week of Hell: Refugees Evacuated from Lesvos After the EU Agrees to a Dirty Deal

Posted on Friday, March 25, 2016

On March 18th, the EU made a deal with the devil…

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The Latest from Lesvos, Greece: Refugee Crisis 2016

Posted on Monday, February 22, 2016

Last week, there was a lull in refugee arrivals. Refugee camps were nearly empty, volunteers still attending them as if by ritual without reason. It was a strange time. Volunteers…

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Finding My Way in Molivos, Greece: A Hotspot for the Syrian Refugee Crisis

Posted on Wednesday, February 17, 2016

Continuing my walk, despite the cold, I’m sweating and late for my first orientation meeting with the Starfish Foundation. The…

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Volunteering on Lesvos: Refugee Crisis 2016

Posted on Thursday, February 11, 2016

Jack acquires a rental car and is kind enough to pick me up along with two volunteers from Australia. We arrive at the nearly empty Better Days for Moria refugee camp. With…

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The Refugee Crisis on Lesvos Island and Why I’m Going

Posted on Tuesday, February 2, 2016

I’ve been studying the refugee situation in Lesvos, Greece for many weeks from afar, trying to make sense of a highly complex situation with many facets. Following, I’ll explain what…

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Hitting the Road Again and Ready to Fly

Posted on Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Well, my dear friends and faithful readers, I’m back. A much needed time of introspection and dare I say stagnancy (wow!) did me good. And now I’m hitting the road again in a big way. For many weeks, I’ve been spinning a delicate…

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Volunteer in Santorini at the Santorini Animal Welfare Association

Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Witnessing animal neglect led me to the Santorini Animal Welfare Association (SAWA). I volunteered for a few days and can say that it was one of the most rewarding experiences I’ve had in 14 months…

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Animals in Santorini: An Ongoing Greek Tragedy

Posted on Sunday, May 11, 2014

Unfortunately, I can’t un-see what I’ve seen. These days I’ve wished I was the typical tourist, cruising into Santorini, spending a day wine tasting and enjoying the views from the caldera, seeing…

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