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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.

Grocery Store Commercial in Crete Sparks Controversy— Amongst my Facebook Friends!

Grocery Store Commercial in Crete Sparks Controversy— Amongst my Facebook Friends!

Gregory C. Pappas April 17, 2014 26

An advertisement created for a local grocery store chain on the island of Crete is going viral and my personal inbox is getting filled with commentary from my friends and some strangers after I

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John Varvatos’ Gift to Vulnerable Children

John Varvatos’ Gift to Vulnerable Children

Gregory C. Pappas April 14, 2014 0

I met John Varvatos a few years ago in his office in New York City and since then have become friends. He has attended the Greek America Foundation’s events often and even serves on

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How a Refugee Helped Me Come Home

How a Refugee Helped Me Come Home

Gregory C. Pappas April 11, 2014 0

An introduction from a mutual friend, Andreas, to a young Syrian refugee who is now living in Greece provided me with one of those life-changing experiences that I will never forget. I met Amr

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To the Unsung Heroes; To My Unsung Hero

To the Unsung Heroes; To My Unsung Hero

Gregory C. Pappas April 10, 2014 0

Last week, the Greek America Foundation hosted the Blue Tie Ball— an annual fundraiser in Chicago that brought hundreds of people together, to support our mission. So many friends and supporters came out for

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America in Greece

America in Greece

Gregory C. Pappas April 10, 2014 0

Spending time in Athens is always a treat. I’ve maintained an apartment here for many years since I have a lot of work-related projects that bring me back several times a year. I live

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Why the National Innovation Conference?

Why the National Innovation Conference?

Gregory C. Pappas March 28, 2014 0

We are busy preparing for the Greek America Foundation’s 3rd National Innovation Conference (NIC) in Toronto, the weekend of May 2-4. Every two years, right about now, while we make plans for the event,

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Remembering Nazi Occupied Europe’s Only Open Protest of Jewish Persecution– Yes, From Greece

Remembering Nazi Occupied Europe’s Only Open Protest of Jewish Persecution– Yes, From Greece

Gregory C. Pappas March 28, 2014 0

Going largely unnoticed in Greece and beyond, an important anniversary passes annually and passed again, on March 23rd. The date in 1943 marks one of the most important moments in the history of World

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Here’s to Freedom— The Enduring Greek Ideal on Greek Independence Day

Here’s to Freedom— The Enduring Greek Ideal on Greek Independence Day

admin March 25, 2014 0

Today, Greeks everywhere celebrate Greek Independence Day— the anniversary of the fateful day in 1821 when Greeks in the mainland finally said “enough is enough” to their Turkish occupiers after almost four hundred years

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Acting on our Instincts Allows Good Ideas to Thrive

Acting on our Instincts Allows Good Ideas to Thrive

Gregory C. Pappas March 12, 2014 0

I’m addicted to people with positive energy and great ideas. I gravitate towards these types of people in life and immediately want to share my own energy, enthusiasm, support and ideas with them. Much

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Greece’s Brain Drain Hits Home

Greece’s Brain Drain Hits Home

Gregory C. Pappas March 11, 2014 0

After a week in Athens, one thing stuck out the most during this trip. Many of my friends have left. I experienced the devastating impact of the financial crisis that has this country in

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