Monthly Archives: January 2017

After Spring

On Thursday, my wife and I had the opportunity to see a screening of “After Spring,” a documentary about the Za’atari refugee camp in Jordan. The camp itself was opened in 2012 and has grown significantly since that time. Currently, … Continue reading

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The Collapse of the Greek Healthcare System

“Patients who should live are dying.” Perhaps there is no better way to summarize the effects of 7 years of unrelenting austerity than the above quote. The numbers: “Since 2009, per capita spending on public health has been cut by … Continue reading

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Kafetzopoulos

The inimitable luthier, Panayiotis Kafetzopoulos, now has a Facebook page, where he is posting photos and videos of his unique and beautiful instruments. I encourage you to take a look–these are really exceptional instruments. Here’s a preview, featuring a basobouzouki … Continue reading

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Trump Takes Power

A few hours ago a reprehensible man became the 45th President of the United States. This man openly mocked a disabled reporter; he claimed that John McCain was not a war hero because he had been captured in Vietnam; he … Continue reading

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