George Kapnias

Dialogue

Fear makes the COVID-19 wolf bigger than he is

Two homeless men were sitting on a park bench. They couldn’t help but notice the increased number of locals that were frequenting ‘their’ park in recent weeks and interestingly, everyone …

Dialogue

Where’s κύριο Τσούση when you need him?

Having reached middle age, I often nostalgically look back over the past 52 years and ruminate over the golden years spent going to Greek School. My primary school years were …

Life

The Greek Australian perspective into coronavirus – the great leveller

Last Saturday, being 15 August (Της Παναγίας), I performed what has become for many of us, a modern day ritual. I scrolled through by phone contacts and rang family and …

Dialogue

China and Australia, post COVID-19 ties

Each time I discuss Greece’s success in containing coronavirus and that Greece has in fact, proven it can be the exception to the European rule (of blunder and failure), people …

Dialogue

Beware the barrenness of … a busy life

On Thursday 12 March, Scott Morrison fronted the cameras with Treasurer Josh Frydenberg and addressed the nation. They announced a $17.6 billion stimulus package that, in their best estimate, would …

Sport

Hellas is not a dirty word – reply to Chris Nikou’s open letter to ‘soccer family’

In 1987, a few from my underage cohort broke into the South Melbourne seniors, including Paul Trimboli and Kimon Taliadoros. Kimon and I were school mates but Kimon was not …

Dialogue

Australia’s greatest enemy is much closer to home

Τα τρία συστατικά της ευτυχίας είναι κάτι να κάνεις, κάποιον ν’ αγαπάς και κάπου να πιστεύεις. The three ‘foundations’ of happiness are having something to do, someone to love and …

Sport

FFA – Doubles down on Voodoo Economics

“The definition of insanity is doing the same bloody thing over and over, fully expectant that shit will change”. Yes, I realise this isn’t Einstein’s quote verbatim, but it’s the …

Dialogue

Chris Nikou, your greatest ally is the power of hope

Last Saturday night I had the auspicious privilege of attending the Chairman’s dinner at the Melbourne Victory (MV) home game at Docklands v WSW. As a disciple of old soccer …

Dialogue

Reform our electoral system … now!

The State Election last month reaffirmed how fortunate we are to live in this magnificent State and country. We can express our opinions, as I did prior to the election, …