Category: SOCIETY

Can ignorance be an ironic paradox of facts

Peter Adamis 6 December 2016 As my favourite ancient Spartan King Agesilaus once said to a man who was amazed at how modest the King and the other Spartans’ cloths and meals were; King Agesilaus replied: ‘Freedom is what we reap from this way of life, my friend.‘   Having said that, I can be…

THE BARE FACTS OF LEONIDAS TWO FACES

Peter Adamis 25 November 2106 One thing I know, that I know nothing. This is the source of my wisdom. Source:  Socrates Philosopher of the 5th century BC.  This is an excellent starting point for any discussion and the perfect platform for readers to make their own assumptions of what is right and wrong about…

IS BEING LACONIC UN-AUSTRALIAN OR JUST PLAIN GREEK

Peter Adamis 22 November 2016 After some 64 years living as an Australian of Greek heritage, I find it ironic that I am now questioning my own origins and wondering which of my two cultures has survived the ravages of time. Yes, while it is true that I am proud to be an Australian whose…

Life can be disappointing and yet wonders never cease

Abalinx 15 October 2016 Peter Adamis In life we meet many and through the filters of time we strike a balance between the physical and psychological defences that we surround ourselves with.   An elderly and wise mentor of mine, once remarked to expect the best and worse from those you least expect it.  As a…

Attempted coup by self righteous vigilantes and the right to live

ABALINX 14 NOVEMBER 2016 PETER ADAMIS I find it odd that after some two years of peace and tranquility that a few vigilantes bent on changing the course of history by manipulating the facts attempted to overthrow the legitimate Committee of Management at the Pallaconian brotherhood Leonidas.  In the aftermath of those two years, 2014…

Sand in the well is not an Aussie concept

Abalinx Peter Adamis 11 October 2016 In life we work diligently long hours of hard work in order to provide a stable, secure and safe environment for our immediate family and that of those within our sphere of influence.  We surround ourselves with good people and shun those that cause us anxiety stress and ill…

Leonidas Elliniko Glendi 2016

Left to right:  Kon Deves – Neos Kosmos, Mary Tsaganas – Promotions Manager, Dina Gerolymou – SBS Greek radio, John Kostarakis – Dance teacher and Nestor Greek school, Nick Bantounas – noted philanthropist, Peter Adamis – President Pallaconian Brotherhood ‘Leonidas’, Samantha Ratnam – Mayor City of Moreland, Peter Khalil – Federal Member for Wills, Maria…

Spitting the dummy is not a Greek expression

Abalinx 4 October 2016 Peter Adamis How many times have we in our lives ‘SPAT THE DUMMY’ in disgust? On average I would hazard a guess at least once a month or if we are lucky we may do it periodically depending on the stresses of life, responsibilities and the roles we have in life.…

Keep the flag flying One mans journey

Abalinx 21 August 2016   Peter Adamis Preamble.     Keep the flag flying is an apt title as it is a constant reminder that in life, the wind does not always blow in the direction we want and as such we must expect that like life itself, the flag will fly the other direction as the wind…

I am not indestructible

Abalinx           – Peter Adamis – 16 August 2016 I have written a few articles on suicide and effects on those left behind as well as chastising those who believed that committing suicide was a selfish act on the part of the individual. To download a copy of the article, click on: I AM NOT INDESTRUCTIBLE Many…