June 10, 2015

It was Wednesday, which meant I called my parents as part of the usual routine to see how things were over in Greece. While they were personally glad to be able to return home once again for a relaxing summer vacation, the situation in the country at large was worrisome, with new problems popping up by the day. After…

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Fall 2014

Soon after the surgery, my parents went on their annual trip to their place in Greece, aiming to spend a few weeks enjoying the beautiful scenery of Halkidki. It was initially smooth sailing with my mother’s recovery, with all signs pointing to the probability that all traces of cancer were eliminated. However, the…

June 10, 2014

On Tuesday, I woke up at 10:30 to the sound of the phone ringing in the other room. I had conditioned myself over the past few months of living in my parents’ house to ignore the phone and let the machine pick up, but something in the back of my mind made me realize that I should probably pick it up this time.…