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gregMykonos-e1384315055226Welcome to my blog—where I write about my own personal experiences and things that are important to me. Unlike the majority of stories on this site, here, you will actually read my opinions on things. Feel free to comment and share your own viewpoints on these matters and by all means, feel free to disagree. I’d love your feedback.

I’ve Never Met Anyone Quite Like Liz

I’ve Never Met Anyone Quite Like Liz

admin October 23, 2014 2

I’ve never met anyone quite like Liz— a woman facing death, yet fighting him, kicking him in the balls and shooing him away every time he approaches, only the way a “real Greek woman”

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Life is for the Living: Wise Words from Anthoula Katsimatides

Life is for the Living: Wise Words from Anthoula Katsimatides

admin October 18, 2014 2

Today, I watched proudly as a woman I have come to call my sister, stood proudly only steps away from the location her beloved brother Johnny, was brutally murdered by terrorists on September 11th

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Real Lessons of Gratitude and a Smile Worth a Million Dollars

Real Lessons of Gratitude and a Smile Worth a Million Dollars

Gregory C. Pappas September 16, 2014 4

Several months ago I met two crazy Greek twenty-somethings. Elpidophoros and Theodora (Dora)… The “bearer of hope” and the “gift of god.” It wasn’t just their names that attracted me— it was their idealism

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Part Five: Finding Piroska

Part Five: Finding Piroska

Gregory C. Pappas September 5, 2014 0

Read Part Four of my series here. The film I’m producing is called Eleftheromania. It’s a word first used in French literature during the time of their revolution, describing man’s innate desire to be

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Part Four: Day of Research and Amazing Finds

Part Four: Day of Research and Amazing Finds

admin September 4, 2014 2

Read Part 3 of my series here. It’s never a good sign when the head of archives where you’re researching greets you upon arrival with the news that nothing exists in their records about

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Part Three: Another Auschwitz? Indeed, There Wasn’t Just One

Part Three: Another Auschwitz? Indeed, There Wasn’t Just One

Gregory C. Pappas August 31, 2014 4

Read Part Two before reading Part Three below. Adjacent to the main camp called Auschwitz I, about a kilometer away is a second camp called Auschwitz II-Birkenau.This is the camp with the famous “Tower

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Part Two: Auschwitz, The Ugliest Place on Earth

Part Two: Auschwitz, The Ugliest Place on Earth

Gregory C. Pappas August 30, 2014 5

Read Part One of my journey here The feeling of walking through the main gate at Auschwitz-Birkenau is indescribable. You’ve seen it a hundred times, in photos and documentaries; in Schindler’s List and so

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Part One: (Monday, August 25, 2014) The Ghosts of Auschwitz Were Everywhere

Part One: (Monday, August 25, 2014) The Ghosts of Auschwitz Were Everywhere

Gregory C. Pappas August 28, 2014 2

Three days in Krakow, Poland and extensive research for a film I’m producing has been difficult. I spent hours on end flipping page after page of archives in a second floor reading room in a

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Here’s a Solution to the Surplus Fruit Crisis in Greece

Here’s a Solution to the Surplus Fruit Crisis in Greece

Gregory C. Pappas August 20, 2014 3

Thousands of tons of fresh, wholesome Greek fruit sits idly, rotting in warehouses throughout Greece while inept diplomats in Brussels try and figure out what to do about the recent Putin-inspired ban by Russia

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Enduring Lessons from a Life-Changing Journey: Thank You Leon Logothetis

Enduring Lessons from a Life-Changing Journey: Thank You Leon Logothetis

Gregory C. Pappas August 9, 2014 1

Exactly one year ago today— I began a new chapter of my life that would forever change me. It was August 9, 2013 and I had spent much of the summer in Los Angeles.

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