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07 March 2013


Chris Georgallis

Dear Stavro, MGO has given me countless hours of fascnaing articles. Your stories and posts have been inspirational and moving,so so many times!Thank you for your labour of love.I believe you have put together a real treasure trove of Greek culture from the perspective of a true son of Greece.I wish we had more men like you in our communities who could share their wisdom and insights to us the younger generation. Thank you for inspiring me to be a better man,beter husband and father & encouraging and educating me in my culture and helping me navigate my own journey as a son of the diaspora. I will certainly read your book and i await it with anticipation. Love and regards from SA. Chris xxx



Na se kala. The wisdom is not my own, it is the wisdom of our faith and culture and it is available to us all by simply making the effort to listen to our ancestors through their writings. Should we do so we might find some of the difficult answers we seek.

I am truly humbled by your words. May God always hold you and your family in the palm of His hand.


Thanks Stavros, I will buy the kindle version when it comes out.


stavro you are the best.i am waiting me megali agonia na to diavaso, and also to pass it on to my two adult daughters and grandchildren.your writings have made me laugh
and cry many times.
me agapi,


Na se kala Petro. I hope I won't let you down.


Dear Stavros,

Congratulations! I'm sure this will valued by many. I will definitely get a printed copy and share it with my dad.

Take care,



It's being edited as we speak. I'm shooting to have it out after Easter/Passover.

Thank you.


It is a rare thing to meet someone as pleasant and kind as you are Staveos. You have built a community of followers here and I am happy to be one of them. Waiting to get one of the first copies soon.



I have my bad days just like everybody else :)


i second what sefi posted above.


Hello Stavos,
I just discovered your website as a result of my research into the Ludlow Massacre, and the life of Louis Tikas. I am glad that you wrote about him, and I am very happy to read your perspective as I am not of Greek descent and have had little to no exposure to your Culture.

It is a snowy, cold day here in Colorado, and I am headed south from Denver, and plan to stop in Trinidad to find the grave of Louis Tikas, and pay my respects to this great man.

I look forward to spending more time on your blog, and reading your book to gain more insight and appreciation for your experience, and that of Greek Immigrants.

All the best,

Parker, Colorado


Hi Eric,

Welcome to MGO. Glad you like the post about Tikas. More here:

Sorry to hear about the snow. The last remanants melted two weeks ago here in Maine but it is not very springlike yet.

My book should be out next month, I hope you enjoy it. Perhaps even write a review on Amazon after you read it.

Best wishes to you as well,

Saco, Maine

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