Tag Archives: Greece

Something About Vangelis

Some of my favorite musicians simply do not lend themselves to categorization.  Most of them, though, utilize electronics and synthesizers to create their masterpieces. A few of the artists, whose music frequently appear in my stereo, are Jean-Michel Jarre, Kitaro, … Continue reading

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No!

It’s a shame that most of the world doesn’t celebrate the important holiday that is so popular in Greece.  It was on this day in 1940, that the Greek government replied, “No!” Do any of us remember being taught about … Continue reading

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Istanbul Not Constantinople

I was less than a year old when the song, “Istanbul Not Constantanople” was recorded by “The Four Lads”.  I apparently picked up on the numerous airings of the song on the radio when I was an infant, because the … Continue reading

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The Rise Of Rome (Book)

In case you’ve ever believed that the study of ancient Rome is a daunting drudgery, you’re probably not alone.  Maybe you studied ancient history in school, but haven’t retained very much of it.  Perhaps your curiosity about the Roman Republic … Continue reading

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International Day Of Students

The Moratorium To End The Vietnam War was my introduction to student activism.  Although I was still attending high school, I paid close attention to the daily toll of death and destruction going on in Southeast Asia.  The tiny handful … Continue reading

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Some Mugs

I decided to write a “puff” piece today because I thought I wouldn’t have to do much research on the topic.  It’s a laid-back fall morning in Norfolk, Nebraska and I’m still a bit sleepy.  I did a lot of … Continue reading

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