Thucydides was a Greek historian and author from Athens, now capital of Greece. His History of the Peloponnesian War recounts the 5th century BC war between Sparta and Athens to the year 411 BC. Thucydides has been dubbed the father of “scientific history”, because of his strict standards of evidence-gathering and analysis in terms of cause and effect … Read the rest
“But what about the Greeks? Their national character is based on the idea of the impoverished and downtrodden little man getting the better of the world around him by sheer cunning.” – Lawrence Durrell, Prospero’s Cell (1945)
The Greek crisis has exposed existential weaknesses in the Greek economy and revealed shortcomings in the larger European system of financial checks and … Read the rest
Almost one-fifth of the entire waste produced by this country is plastic, and yet just 1% of it is recycled. Greece, is at least 15 years behind the rest of the EU in almost all areas of recycling and is unlikely to meet EU targets for next year.
In Athens the recycling bins so common in most European cities are … Read the rest
I have a soft spot in my heart for Stacy Sykora for two important reasons: she is an amazing libero (I trained as a defensive specialist early in my career) and she is from Texas (just like yours truly).
While attending Texas A&M University she repeatedly led the team in both digs and kills, setting a school record of 24 … Read the rest