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Missing You

(0) Comments | Posted August 19, 2014 | 3:27 PM

August 5th 2014 Evening -- The island of Chios -- Greece

The honeyed glow of the evening sun bathes the modest fields of stubbly grass and golden, baled hay. It floats over the low and dense dark-leaved citrus orchards, the beige crumbling stone walls that dissect the meadows here as...

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Hosting Morpheus

(2) Comments | Posted November 20, 2013 | 1:57 PM

Macbeth murdered it with dire consequences; most people are deprived of it and while animals summon it with ease; it can be so evasive as to drive many to sickness and despair.

Sleep has become more precious than any financial parameter, surpassing the intrinsic value of time itself... considered the...

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Legs Over Logic

(2) Comments | Posted March 24, 2013 | 2:56 PM

"He who has no brain, has legs." This uncharitable Greek proverb was often derisively quoted to me by my ex-husband every time I laced up my running shoes.

Why my hyperextended forays onto the tarmac would provoke such irritation remains a mystery. He himself, a keen shot, thought nothing of...

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In Defense of Paradise

(2) Comments | Posted October 11, 2012 | 10:48 AM

"Where are they going then -- the bathrooms? " The affable owner of the sanitary ware store in London's Gloucester Road cheerfully inquired. I hesitated.

"What's the address is what I am asking," he insisted. "Well, you send them to Eugenia Chandris, Super Paradise, Mykonos, Greece," I replied reluctantly foretelling...

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Seeing Triple

(21) Comments | Posted April 26, 2012 | 11:00 AM

When the news was announced to me, I was calm. My smile was a serene one and mine alone. For a while, I savored the secret, before revealing it only to my husband and my best friend. I had conceived triplets at the age of 39 and this, my first...

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A Fire in the Verdant Core of Greece

(3) Comments | Posted September 2, 2007 | 7:15 PM

Nestled inside the rocks high above the frothing Aegean Sea, our vacation house in Mykonos is hardly a communication command centre. Cell phones ignore their roaming signals, computer links are laborious, cordless phones ring persistently and are never located let alone answered. A current newspaper is purchased only on organized...

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