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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.

While We Sit Back and Bash Israel, A Bigger Tragedy of Biblical Proportions Unfolds

While We Sit Back and Bash Israel, A Bigger Tragedy of Biblical Proportions Unfolds

admin July 23, 2014 8

While the West— the largely Christian West— is busy condemning Israel for protecting its citizens from a constant barrage of terror from a brutal regime that uses its own children as bait for bombings—

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Bravo AHEPA, Just Bravo

Bravo AHEPA, Just Bravo

Gregory C. Pappas July 19, 2014 3

Almost a century after it was founded to promote Hellenism and to combat discrimination against Greeks in America, AHEPA is leading the way in the Greek American community as it heads into its 92nd

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Twenty Years Later We Haven’t Learned Anything; A Prayer for Mothers by Glykeria

Twenty Years Later We Haven’t Learned Anything; A Prayer for Mothers by Glykeria

Gregory C. Pappas July 3, 2014 6

Yesterday I attended a memorial service in Chicago for Eyal, Gilad and Naftali— three Israeli teenagers who were abducted and brutally murdered. Although all fingers point to Hamas— it has yet to be confirmed

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Why Pride?

Why Pride?

Gregory C. Pappas June 29, 2014 4

In cities across the world, people are celebrating, marching and reveling in what is called “Pride” festivities and parades this weekend. Still, a whole separate part of the population sits back, confused, some even

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The Power of Study Abroad in Greece

The Power of Study Abroad in Greece

Gregory C. Pappas June 19, 2014 0

The power of a community is when we can all come together for a common cause. In my opinion, there is no better cause right now than education. More specifically, study abroad in Greece.

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Remembering “Everybody’s Father” on Father’s Day

Remembering “Everybody’s Father” on Father’s Day

Gregory C. Pappas June 15, 2014 3

Today, as friends post images of their own father’s in honor, or in memory of their dads on this great American holiday of Father’s Day, I’m going to deviate and remember a different kind

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It feels good to be alive!

It feels good to be alive!

Gregory C. Pappas June 11, 2014 2

Meet Steve– aka Duke. Steve was a tiny 8-week old Boston Terrier Chihuahua mix that was lost on the streets of Chicago and picked up by Animal Care and Control and taken to the

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The Day They All Just Disappeared

The Day They All Just Disappeared

Gregory C. Pappas June 9, 2014 9

June 9, 1944 marked a somber anniversary in world history— when an ancient community was forever extinguished. This particular anniversary is especially personal to me for a number of reasons. My late father was

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My Message to Golden Dawn– In Pictures, Since Most of These Thugs Probably Can’t Read

My Message to Golden Dawn– In Pictures, Since Most of These Thugs Probably Can’t Read

Gregory C. Pappas June 8, 2014 10

As the third largest political force in Greece following European Parliament elections a few weeks ago, branches of Golden Dawn are popping up throughout the world. The ironic thing about these outposts is that

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Ancient Greek Ideals of Humanity and Athleticism Lost on Qatari World Cup Organizers

Ancient Greek Ideals of Humanity and Athleticism Lost on Qatari World Cup Organizers

admin June 7, 2014 1

Sport and the celebration of athleticism and competition was deeply rooted in Ancient Greek ideals as a celebration of the human, a celebration of the individual and individual, and eventually team accomplishment. From the

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