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Horse-people and Wine Gods
Horse-people and Wine Gods

“I want to be the blue one, she’s beautiful! “No, I’m the one with flowers in her tail…” “…but why, Emma, I called it first…” “How ‘bout I be the blue horse-woman, and you can be the wine-guy on the donkey?” “I’m not playing, then.” “Fine, fine…why don’t you be the horse-girl, and I’ll be […]

What’s the Story, Wishbone?
What's the Story, Wishbone?

Wishbone. Yes, the tiny Jack-Russell Terrier on PBS that captured the attention of American third graders from 1995-1998 . Every single day after school I watched joined Wishbone on his many journeys through literary “classics.” Who else would come to mind but Wishbone when I was asked, “Where or from whom did you first learn […]

I’m Greek
I'm Greek

I suppose when you are asked to remember the first time you realized you were of a certain nationality is not that easy. I’m Greek I was born in Athens and grew up in Thessaloniki and it sure fills me with pride when, as a local coordinator of this trip, I’m asked to show around […]

The Mighty Hercules
The Mighty Hercules

I was born in 1961, the youngest of four (the oldest of whom was born immediately after Word War II), so that puts me at the tail end of the baby boom. Television predated me, of course, but I was a member of the first generation weaned on it; so there’s a good chance that […]

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