Books, Recommendation

What I Read | NOVEMBER 2017

Wow, is it hard to go from working at a library to living in a foreign country.  From overabundance to scarcity!  Since my time is ending in Greece, I've decided to actual tackle the shelf of To Be Read books that I kept passing over.  This is actually pretty satisfying, though the going is slower.… Continue reading What I Read | NOVEMBER 2017

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Living in Greece, Personal, Travel

Year 2 | A Week in Greece #5: WORK WEIRDNESSES

After an exciting but restful weekend in Bucharest, I came back to a chaotic week in Athens. On Monday, we tried to begin having Day Program classes at our new offices.  This meant starting with a couple hours of new rules and a lot of questions about the rules.  Mostly we talked about tardiness and… Continue reading Year 2 | A Week in Greece #5: WORK WEIRDNESSES

Living in Greece, Travel

Things I’ve Learned in Greek Class

One of my favorite things about the seven weeks I spent learning Greek at The Athens Centre was how we learned both the language and the culture.  The Greek language is rich, and as I came to see, very logical!  Although it can be complicated, there are reasons for the grammatical rules that are often… Continue reading Things I’ve Learned in Greek Class

Living in Greece, Personal, Travel, Weekly Series

A Week in Greece #1: Everything is New

It's been a week!  Well, it's been a week since I left the United States, though tomorrow will be my official in-country anniversary.  But soon it will have been so long that those differentiations will be meaningless, which is one of the weirdest things I'm going through right now: constantly re-configuring my brain so that I… Continue reading A Week in Greece #1: Everything is New

Travel, Weekly Series

Oh Hey, Friday! 5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GREEK AND US CULTURE

My first Oh Hey, Friday! in Greece.  This is a link-up from September Farm and 5 on Friday from A. Liz Adventures, and I figured a listicle was a great way to address some of the differences I've noticed about daily life since moving to Greece.  I'll probably do this again on another Friday, because Lord knows there… Continue reading Oh Hey, Friday! 5 DIFFERENCES BETWEEN GREEK AND US CULTURE

Books

Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill

I've already begun thinking of myself as part-Greek, which is, I know, very ridiculous.  Just because I will live in the country for a year does not mean I have a right to claim their heritage as my own....except that Cahill has written an entire book about how the Western world has been shaped by… Continue reading Sailing the Wine-Dark Sea: Why the Greeks Matter by Thomas Cahill

Weekly Series

StumbleUpon Sunday (15)

StumbleUpon is a great way to lose hours of your life.  Luckily, I braved the Internet vortex so you don’t have to.  This week I found these especially interesting websites: 10 Incredible Thrill-Seeking Adventures To Do Around the World I will never do any of these because I am a big coward.  Maybe the wing… Continue reading StumbleUpon Sunday (15)