Hi friends, We are here in hubpages working together as a family of writers. I know most of hubbers are full time freelancers. I write hubs on my free time, and I work as Sr. Design Engineer in a manufacturing company. What’s your full time work?
I know it's suppose to taste that way I just don't like it. I have two brothers in law who are Greek. One was born in Greece the other one here in U.S.A. I learned to cook many Greek foods which I love..I can't spell most of the foods I cook and or like..I will try to sound out a couple though. Mousaka-Egg plant, potatoes-Lamb (can use beef) Tee-rope-i-tus (It's like a Feta cheese Quiche)
Others with Lamb and dill Oh and there is that really red meat called Pas-tra-ma (I like it cooked with Eggs)
We also have home-made Turkish delight made by our beautiful Effy. (Grandmother of 12 YO Nicholas) I have never questioned her as to it's origins. It tastes and smells strongly of roses and is amazing! Grandmother is quite religious, so we all support her Easter. She typically never talks about religion. Most Greeks I know don't seem to bother much with religion here, other than belief in god. I love the kissing and hugging that seems to be a part of who the Greeks are. A warm and loving family oriented lot!
Yelp a lot of cheek kissing. I love being around them. My one brother in law from Greece had his mom (Evdokia) come each year to the states. We all got together and it was amazing. We called his dad Baba and his mom Yayaka (dad and grandmother) go figure. They both passed away a couple years back within 5 days of each other. We miss them a lot.
Sorry for your loss. Strangely that's quite sweet - passing away within a few days of each other seems 'right.' Greek families are so close.
Greeks are great fun - very warm and full of Filoxenia and hospitality.
WriteAngled - Don't worry about the Greek bureaucracy - we can help you with that.
As for the freelancing - it depends upon whether you will have a mortgage or you intend to buy outright. In most areas, if you don't have to worry about mortgage payments, you can easily survive on freelancing. We do
QMHP/II-Crisis Services: I conduct mental status assessments for individuals in various stages emotional/mental crisis (suicidal ideations, psychosis, homicidal ideations,depression..all)Then make a recommendation whether the client be hospitalized in a psychiatric facility or develop a safety plan. Sounds like a lot, but don't need to be licensed as a counselor. Bachelor degree in psych/soc/behavioral science. Worked a long time to get here...I love it.
retired. (For the third time!) Someone kept spending my money! I am now a full time grandfather of 6. I spend any spare time with the little ones. It is the hardest work I have ever done!(just kidding!)
I'm an Occupational Therapist. I retired from the Air Force a year ago after 20 years of service. I've enjoyed my year off, but my nest egg is gone and I have to return to work. I'm hoping to work part-time so I can continue to write. There seem to be plenty of jobs. I'm thinking of returning to Pediatric OT. I am also planning to volunteer a couple days a month at the hospital I retired from. I will resume the post-op therapy of the breast cancer clients.
My partner and I develop alternative Businesses,we have a number of projects including two nine story buildings we converted into Farms,a small alternative strip mall occupied by bohemian artists[never pay rent on time lol],and we just revived a Ballroom dance school believe it or not.we also finance shops for unorthodox businesses.
I hate to say it but it is easy to see why you have not had the best experience over those 2 years with only 8 hubs.
I work at a local school in 2 part time jobs that take up most of my time during term time and during the school holidays is when I can get some good hubbing in. I do love working at the school but with one of the jobs its not directly through the school but through the local council and working for them sucks big time. Bunch of bureaucrats and politicians and I am not sure which is worse.
Well I'm a connoisseur of tsipporou in Volos. What I love there is you order a tsipporou and get some fantastic meze with it. Our friends from Veria would come to Volos, order tsipporou, pour the excess into a bottle to take home and end up having a free meal. I cannot forget the smoked octopus I received with one of my tsipporou orders, it was superb!
I didn't drink that much of it, I did shots of Tequilla. I did 15 shots, and walked out of the place. I stopped when my favorite bartender told me; I think I found someone that can handle 15 shots also.
Is that a specific name brand for raki? Raki definitely has that anise taste. My memory may be faulty, but I think Turks called it Lion's milk. They drink it with water, which makes it white like milk.
Thanks for the response Sufi! In Turkey Raki is definitely the ouzo/anise tasting stuff. Not a fan of that anise taste. I'd be game to try the Tsipouro though! Wonder if it's anything like the "first wine"? Went to a great first wine party in Germany once. Kinda like 'wine in the raw'.
I used to teach English Literature once. Then something went wrong with this world, and I couldn't sit back and watch anymore. Now I'm training to be psychologist....and volunteer as a social worker. Above all, I work to keep a family together....and trust me, that's a full time job!
I'm a training analyst for a large company. I conduct Training Needs Analysis (TNA) for big projects and procurements such as ships, dockyards etc. Most of my output is written reports so I'm really a writer.
In your profile you state "I have an M.D. and I work for a hospital."
Could you explain this? Hospitals don't hire doctors.
Even emergency doctors are a group who use hospital facilities but don't actually work for the hospital. ER doctor groups say we will treat your emergency patients if you allow us to work out of your hospital. These doctors are paid by insurance companies and patients but not by hospitals.
Residents are doctors in training at a teaching hospital (I work at a teaching hospital)
I looked up the psychiatrists as listed on the hospital site mentioned by Newyorker in another message. Looking for someone matching his given name of Dr G, I only found a practitioner who had qualified decades earlier and therefore would not match Dr G's stated age of 28.
I am a Licensed Specialist in School Psychology and work full time for a local public school district in Texas. Writing is my stress reliever and my extra income that is much needed. I have written a lot for another site but am fairly new to HubPages, though. I really like it here.
I do it because I am an addict in recovery. The only difference between them and me is taking that first one. I have compassion for them and I want to help. Helping them also helps me to remember where I came from.
See sufi, that is exactly what I was trying to express. That is why you are a very good writer! Anyone knows after you have seen Vegemite you need to be VERY keen on Australia to try it! Many, especially my local American and Canadian friends won't have a bar of it! They just look at it and say NO way am I gonna put that black spread on anything except maybe a wheel bearing!
WriteAngled, you probably already know this, but Melbourne Australia where I live is the biggest Greek city outside of Greece. They love the weather, the Ozzie barbecue has become their domain. They build beautiful big family houses that are centred around food, family and friends. Greeks integrated into Australian society like magic! My hub about John the plumbers dad is about a Greek Australia family.
Maybe we should move to Melbourne. We're looking for a place in the sun but have been a bit phased about the bureaucracy in Greece, Spain and Italy. However, my partner is just about retired and I'm clinging on to a freelance living, so we're not economically atractive as immigrants.
I don't have that many hubs here, mainly because my own sites take all my time. But I've noticed that be it a hub or my own site articles, even though this is all I do full time, I only seem to get out 3 a day. Do you...
There are a LOT of challenging things about writing a novel, as i'm currently working on one. I'm I'm on page 203 and am still far from done and i don't mean length-wise.In my opinion, creating complex characters that...