Coming for Your Hate.

My heart was broken this weekend, and I had no words, only tears. Matt Weiss, an amazing teacher whose American History class at CMU was one of the highlights of my undergrad experience, describes my beloved Squirrel Hill so well here. For many years, Forbes and Murray was the center of my universe and the…

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Surviving the Greeks in Greece

Coming to Greece means sea, sunshine, delicious food, and, well, Greeks!! The Greek people are a notoriously tricky lot: at once welcoming and insular, they epitomize the word dichotomy. It’s no surprise that many visitors are curious about exactly how to navigate the mentality of the people who gave us drama, and are now perfecting it. Surviving in Greece…

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Fear and Living… Everywhere

One of the perks of living in Europe is the proximity to parts of the world that would be very difficult to get to from our home base in Colorado. And, since my kids went along with the crazy plan of public school for the second half of this year (who sends their kids to two new…

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My Right To Swing My Fist

In middle school civics, we learned an important lesson about living in a civilized society: “My right to swing my fist ends where your nose begins.” This simple idea was a deep thought to my 7th grade brain, and I would really like the smokers in Greece to learn this lesson. Dear smokers: if that swinging fist…

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I’m A Legal Alien

I keep forgetting to update my blog. It’s not for lack of material, because I have so many ideas of what to say about this experience: driving in Athens, the drama of the Greek in-laws, the fear of grocery shopping when you can’t read the labels, the beauty of the islands, the Greek concept of…

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