Author Archives: Ron Pavellas

About Ron Pavellas

Expatriate Californian living in Sweden with wife. Retired from employment in the USA. Currently focused on blog articles, memoirs, and creative writing.

‘Satori’ at Age Eight?

At age seven or eight I had an experience which I ever-more perceive as a satori. “Satori (Chinese kāi wù) may be defined as an intuitive looking into the nature of things in contradistinction to the analytical or logical understanding … Continue reading

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After Several Millennia, Greeks Finally have a Nation State

On February 3, 1830, the three Great Powers (The United Kingdom, The Kingdom of France and the Russian Empire) established Greece as an independent, sovereign state with the adoption of “The London Protocol.” (Note: Unless otherwise indicated, all sources are … Continue reading

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