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Samos – Day 2

Day 2 in Samos: It was a fairly quiet night last night, which is not to say I got a whole lot of sleep. A few of us worked the night shift at the port, to be there for any … Continue reading

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Journal from Samos (with the refugees)- Day #1

Samos Day 1 Today I arrived on the island of Samos and joined the Lifeline Help volunteers already here helping refugees from Syria and elsewhere. I came, with my typical perfect timing, at late afternoon when the heavy lifting had … Continue reading

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Samos Day 5 (Nov. 2015 diary)

Day 5 in Samos Travelling home today. Since I’m assuming you don’t want to hear about the familiar drama of almost missing a connection, or the agony of passengers who have the unfortunate luck to sit next to a Unitarian … Continue reading

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Samos Day 4

Day 4 in Samos It’s day 4, Thursday, and Thanksgiving in America. Though I’m on a different continent, my mobile phone seems to acknowledge the holiday: whenever we drive anywhere on the island, it keeps sending me text messages “welcome … Continue reading

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Samos Day 3, Part 2 (Nov. 2015)

Day 3 in Samos, Part 2 So then it rained, and we all got wet. The end. Or, in a little more details: I ended my last post as a few of us volunteers were grabbing a bite to eat … Continue reading

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Samos Day 3 (Nov. 2015 journal)

Day 3 in Samos: At breakfast yesterday – which feels a long time ago now – several of us volunteers chatted about life, the universe and everything over green tea, right in view of the beach. It wasa lovely sharing … Continue reading

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What does a Minister do all week?

The following is a long, rambling essay in which I make no real attempt to be amusing or entertaining. You have been warned. But it’s something I’ve wanted to write for a while – a sum-up of a typical week, … Continue reading

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Diary of a visit to the refugees

About a year avon, in Nov. 2015, I went for just a few days to the island of Samos with several others to volunteer with the refugees there. It was a wonderful – if harrowing – experience and I’d love … Continue reading

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