Top 18 of 2018

Today marks my 8th anniversary on WordPress. It feels like just yesterday I was writing a blog about my 4th anniversary on WordPress, but perhaps that’s because yesterday I was reading the blog in which I mentioned my 4th anniversary. Time sure does fly when reviewing a rapid succession of years’ highlights. Thus, in keeping … Continue reading Top 18 of 2018

Blog from a Taverna Patio

Kalimera, fili mou! (Good morning, friends!) As I write from this taverna overlooking the ocean, on the northwest corner of the island of Ikaria, I am overcome with gratitude–not only for being here in this moment, but also for arriving to a place that felt immediately familiar even though it’s not my Thassian home; it’s not Archodissa, or … Continue reading Blog from a Taverna Patio

The Greek Table

I met Vasilis during my pre-workshop days at Archodissa. He is one of Tassos of Thassos’ best friends. They grew up in Theologos together, and he was the person who “bapticide” Tassos’ son, which means he was made the godfather. Vasilis’ voice is deep and rasps, almost as if he needs to clear his throat … Continue reading The Greek Table

My German Parea

Today my writing workshop will arrive to Thassos: seventeen participants and ten teachers/advisors. We will fill Archodissa with bustling activity, old friends reuniting and new friends meeting for the first time. The quiet mornings I have right now, where I sit alone on the patio typing while Dimitri sets up tables and Kyria Eva prepares … Continue reading My German Parea

Me Want Cookies

Things that Santa Claus and I have in common: 1. We like soft clothing 2. We have a distinctive (and perhaps frighteningly loud) laugh 3. We can consume a staggering number of cookies in a single day Earlier this month, I was asked to do something that quintessentially was a dream come true and marked one of my … Continue reading Me Want Cookies