A Few Days Off

Apologies for the brief hiatus. My dad passed last week from a sudden heart attack. He was on his feet until the very last moment, and we’re grateful for that. Still, the shock was great. He left no will, so my mom and I now have to go through a small forest of...

Remembering 9/11

Every year, this is a post I wish I didn’t have to write. Will the pain ever fade? Remembering 9/11Powered By the Tweet This PluginTweet This...

Back from Lefkada

I apologize for disappearing on you this past week. We spent a week on the island of Lefkada, in the Ionian Sea. Since I now have over 2K emails to wade through, I hope you’ll forgive me if I’m uncharacteristically brief and just share a few photos of this...

Robocall Scams

I’ve been reading recently Grinders by C.S. Boyack (and making slow progress thanks to the wee one being always around – sorry, Craig!) Craig, who’s obviously a time traveler visiting from the future, has holographic walking ads following you...

How Robots will Change Construction

Back in January, I shared the history of Luddism and predicted that we’re bound to see similar social turmoil as robots displace workers and factory lines get increasingly automated. But the future is already here, it seems: BigRentz recently shared a...

Improving your Sleep Hygiene

Sleep seems to be a recurring theme in my blog, probably because the wee one doesn’t let me get enough myself. I have already written about How Better Sleep Can Boost Your Writing, shared an Infographic on Bizarre Sleeping Habits of Famous People, and offered...

10 Types of Readers you Meet During a Lockdown

Angela Haupt of the Washington Post recently shared a fun list with the types of readers you meet during a lockdown. I belong to the very first group. With a restless 4-year-old always around and with both Electra and me working from home, getting a free moment to...

Atop the Super-Duper High Hill of the Mountain

Greece is in lockdown mode because of COVID-19. We’re urged to avoid getting out of the house for anything that’s not essential – basically, doctors and supermarkets. Even the churches have closed down, to avoid spreading the virus. This past week...

Merry Christmas 2019

This year, the wee one is old enough to understand Santa Claus. I explained that people believe that Santa flies through the world on Christmas Eve, comes through the chimneys, and delivers toys to all the children. Being her mom’s daughter (Electra’s an...

RIP Perro

You may remember how we recently lost Basta, our cat of 17 years. I’m afraid that Perro, our second cat, has now followed him after a year-long fight with cancer. He’s survived by Easy (aka Izzy), our greatly misnamed dog. Perro was never our cat,...