I must say, as August 23rd approached, I was not looking forward to leaving Greece. I’d been hoping to stay for at least six months, and as my 90th day approached, I was afraid to transition back to real life because, as Tassos said, “It’ll be like you dropped down from outer space.” I remember when I returned from my … Continue reading Transition

Return to Greece

I thought this day would never come. I sit here writing on the ferry from Athens to Naxos, having returned, finally, to the country that changed my life. Eleven months ago when I returned from Greece, I felt like part of me was missing. It was if a piece of my soul remained on the … Continue reading Return to Greece

Me Want Cookies

Things that Santa Claus and I have in common: 1. We like soft clothing 2. We have a distinctive (and perhaps frighteningly loud) laugh 3. We can consume a staggering number of cookies in a single day Earlier this month, I was asked to do something that quintessentially was a dream come true and marked one of my … Continue reading Me Want Cookies