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General Assembly Agoraphobics of Skopelos

The celebration of the 500th scheduled meeting of the Skopelos Assembly of Agoraphobics has been cancelled. As was the case with the 499 previous scheduled, no members showed any interest to attend. 68 more words


Kassel comes to Athens - documenta 14

For the first time in its 62 year history, the Kassel based documenta will split exhibition venues with another location – Athens.

Documenta (link), an international exhibition of contemporary art, was founded in 1955 in Kassel by Arnold Bode in an attempt to lift German art-conscious from the hard right repressive period of Nazism. 161 more words


For the millionth time, the Greek Economy

Ok, enough already?
Those of you confused about the Greek economic crisis might have forgotten some of its history. After all, it has been a long time. 158 more words

Social Gatherings

Agios Riginios coming right up

A quick head’s up for this weekend. Saturday is the Feast of Agios Riginios so grocery stores and stores in general will be closed.
Sunday is Tis Kales (more about that later). 78 more words


Come as you are, See me as I am

My daughter’s Godfather is Reverend Bill Crews, an icon in Sydney, admired for The Exodus Foundation and The Bill Crews Charitable Trust. At the end of a service at the Uniting Church in Ashfield, we all hold hands, forming a circle. 519 more words


The unfortunate on "the other side of Greece"

I’ve mentioned many times over the years when writing about Skopelos during the financial crisis that this is a rich island compared with other Greek communities which do not benefit from tourism. 232 more words



Tsikna (τσίκνα)- the smell of burning meat
Tsiknizo (τσικνίζω) – to burn (in cooking); to have a burnt smell

Burnt meat Thursday kicks off the 11 days of carnival proceeding the deprivations of 50+ days of Lenten fasting. 235 more words