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On Olive Trees

This island, Lesvos, of all islands, must be defined by the olive tree–an island so rich in so many things, but the olive tree is central here. Ubiquitous. Everyone I’ve met has land with olive trees that they harvest in … Continue reading

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Teaching Art in Molyvos

Every Monday afternoon I hold a free art class for children in Molyvos in the studio of the Athens School of Fine Arts’ residence in Molyvos. The studio has all kinds of interesting objects in it, such as skulls of … Continue reading

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Painting in Argenos

This is me, painting in a small stand of pine trees next to the school playground of the mountain village of Argenos, Lesvos. The view was spectacular and best of all, under the umbrella and pine trees, it was comfortable. … Continue reading

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The Fig Tree

When I first arrived in Greece and was running around Athens to stage my project/expedition/odyssey, I often took the bus to get around. One day, while riding the bus near Melissia where I was staying with the Cosmopoulos family (Melissia … Continue reading

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Sunset at Ayios Isidoros

Lesvos is known for its sunsets. Almost every evening, there’s a spectacular sunset as the sun turns red near the horizon and the sky fills with hot colors of red, orange, pink and then finally, mauve. In Molyvos, the sun … Continue reading

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Blackie

I came across Blackie and his mom while walking to Plomari; I found out later that he was a newborn. I’ve never seen a newborn colt before and was impressed by how long his legs are. I may have been … Continue reading

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