My Greatest Linguistic Accomplishment While in Athens

My interactions with people when I first came to Greece when something like this: The Man at the Gyro Restaurant: Yassas. Me: Hello! I chirped the word at the same time as him but then realized with a sinking feeling that I had failed to use the one Greek word I knew! The Man at … Continue reading My Greatest Linguistic Accomplishment While in Athens

Lemon Drop Hill: A Moment From My First Marathon

“I’ve had a runner collapse in my arms on that hill. It’s just awful. Lemon Drop Hill. A horrible big hill; that’s where most runners hit the wall, you know.” The lady giving out pre-race day refreshments gushed enthusiastically on and on.  I knew about “the wall”—the point in the marathon when runners find themselves … Continue reading Lemon Drop Hill: A Moment From My First Marathon