“Boyfriend…” by Pamela Hunt
“The poet sees things as they look. Is this having a faculty the less? or a sense the more?” – Augustus William Hare and Julius Charles Hare
Wheels on the bike go round and round 3: Training by Mike Jennett
People who live in Florida have no idea what hills are. Tired and sweaty, after 43 miles of what locals amusingly call the Florida Alps, it became obvious just how much the first two weeks of the tour will hurt.
A Greek president in Helsinki (In Greek) by Thanos Kalamidas
Τελικά ποιός κυβερνάει αυτή τη χώρα; Θυμάται
For the Moment: Swine Flew by Patrick McWade
Patrick McWade shares his cartoon…
The British Museum: Just do it by Asa Butcher
In the very first issue of Ovi magazine I wrote a letter to Thanos in our now-defunct 2Dear …” column asking about the situation regarding the Parthenon Marbles, commonly referred to as the Elgin Marbles.
Greece from abroad by Thanos Kalamidas
Some thoughts of a Greek living in Finland on the occasion of the Greek President, Karolos Papoulias’, visit to the country of no corruption!
Migration in Greece – An open wound (in Greek) by Dimitra Karantzeni
Κοινωνική καταπίεση. Πολιτική εκμετάλλευση.
Greek Report by Euro Reporter
The Greek President is visiting Finland and Ovi’s Euro-reporter visits Greece.
Karolos Papoulias by The Ovi Team
A short biographic information for the President of the Greek Republic Karolos Papoulias
American Politics, Terrorism and Islam: Part 5 Soon after capturing power in 1917 the Bolshevik party started behaving as a mafia-like organization where, according to Russian historian Yuri Felshtinsky, “almost no one died by a natural cause.”
Scandals and Media …in Greek
Dimitra’s thoughts on the latest events and scandals and how the Greek media present them …all in Greek!
A Swiss Army Book
Do you know what a ‘Layter’ signifies? What about a ‘Yan’ or a Yan-a-Bumfit? Come now, it is quite simple for those addicted to ‘Ducks and Drakes’!
Euro Reporter is off to Belgium, so I’d better not waffle on…
Happy Summer? How much longer do I have to suffer the frustrations of summer? Personally I prefer winter because you know what you are going to get and therefore will not be disappointed when presented with yet another cloudy day.
This week, the Prime Minister of Canada made a dramatic statement in Parliament: he apologized to the indigenous peoples of his country for the injustices done to them for generations by successive Canadian governments.
“Poetry is ordinary language raised to the nth power. Poetry is boned with ideas, nerved and blooded with emotions, all held together by the delicate, tough skin of words.” – Paul Engle
Four scandals and a funeral (in Greek)
Some thought for the latest events in Greece, all in …Greek
A letter to a failed EU Dear Mr. President of the European Union: You have missed something basic, European citizens are being led to bankruptcy fast, here and now, and you haven’t done anything to prevent it.
Wicked is the world
Somehow it is expected among fellow Greeks that as a Greek myself I would feel some particular attachment to the Aegean Sea, enough to exclude any other destination for my summer vacation, while I have often preferred and favoured other places.
The Golden Voice of the Great Southwest is Gone
A rumination on the passing of U. Utah Phillips, anarchist, wobbly, hobo, railroader, folksinger, activist, great iconoclast, husband, father and and all around amazing human being.
Dino & Anty #20
Dino is a vegetarian virgin dinosaur and his best friend is Anty, a carnivorous nymphomaniac ant.
Obama’s Religion One of the rights guaranteed to all Americans is the right to religious freedom. Everyone has the right to believe, congregate, and share information. There has been a lot of talk recently about Mr. Obama’s religious convictions.
Missing Alex – A Greek thriller (in Greek)
Η εξαφάνιση του Άλεξ – Μία υπόθεση θρίλερ
“whiskey on the menu”
“You don’t have to suffer to be a poet. Adolescence is enough suffering for anyone.” – John Ciardi
Photoville: Microsoft walks away from Yahoo
Software giant Microsoft has dropped its three-month-old bid to buy internet firm Yahoo because the two sides cannot agree on an acceptable sale price.
Some thoughts on the Greek fires (In Greek)
An interview with the representative of Greenpeace in Greece about the wildfires and some personal thoughts. (In Greek).
98% of Nokia is ownership of American funds
Nokia is a multinational with an overwhelming majority of non-Finnish shareholders, distributed by various nationalities. The most representative are the United States, Germany, United Kingdom, France and Switzerland.
It’s well known that an artist becomes more popular by dying, so I’m pummelling my head with a frozen mackerel. Take a gander at my online gallery… and please hurry with your response – this mackerel’s killin’ me!
iBite is a snappy selection of news from around the world accompanied by a cynical, albeit humourous, comment from Mr T. Kalamidas.