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ITHAKA ON THE HORIZON: A Greek-American Journey



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11 November 2014


Patricia Volonakis Davis

Thank you very much for this interesting blog. You do us a service by providing this information and crediting your sources....
Patricia Volonakis Davis
(author of "Harlot's Sauce: A Memoir of Food, Family. Love, Loss, and Greece")


We should forward this article to Mr. Karamanlis and the fathers and mothers of the nation in parliament. Not that they would care though ... Men like Dilboy and Korgis are aliens from another planet to today's "modern" Greeks.



Adversity may still bring a few such men to us again.




Thank you for sharing! I appreciate all the information on this site. I think that the Greek Community on would be interested in this site.

Panagiotis Athanasoulas


Nathan Lee Wood, MSgt. USAF/ret

In the rising and setting of the sun, we remember them. In the blowing of the wind and the chill of the winter, we remember them. In the opening of the buds, the blueness of the sky, the rustle of the leaves and the blanketing of the snow, we remember them. When we are weary, lost , and sick at heart, when we have joys to share , we remember them. For as long as we live they too shall live, for they are a part of us always.

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  • Keep Ithaka always in your mind. Arriving there is what you're destined for. But don't hurry the journey at all. Better if it lasts for years, so you're old by the time you reach the island, wealthy with all you've gained on the way, not expecting Ithaka to make you rich. Ithaka gave you the marvelous journey. Without her you wouldn't have set out. She has nothing left to give you now. And if you find her poor, Ithaka won't have fooled you. Wise as you will have become, so full of experience, you'll have understood by then what these Ithakas mean. C. P. Cavafy


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