Travel & Food

It’s All Greek to Me

When the Complimentary Spouse and I want a change of scenery and some delicious Greek food, we head to Tarpon Springs. This part of the Tampa Bay area was settled by Greek immigrants who worked as sponge divers, and they’ll still flying the Freak Greek flag today.

Head to Dodecanese Boulevard and you’ll find the sponge docks and lots of Greek restaurants, bakeries, and shops. For us, food is the main attraction. Today we started our meal at Hellas with saganaki, which combines two of my favorite things: cheese and fire.

By the way, don’t be surprised when you get a Greek salad in Tarpon Springs. Here in the Tampa Bay area, we put a scoop of potato salad on the bottom. Try it. You’ll love it. As far as I’m concerned, they’re making it wrong in Greece, not here.

Enjoy this video I made.

Current Events

The Art of War

I haven’t written much on the Daily Dave recently because it seems inappropriate to do something frivolous when people are dying in Ukraine. Suddenly, telling people what I’m wearing every day doesn’t seem proper. (And, anyway, it’s almost always a polo shirt and a pair of shorts.)

It’s just so frustrating to know there’s so little I can do and so few people I can reach at this time. Perhaps that’s why I’m in awe of the street artists who have the talent and canvas to share their passion for peace (and anger at Russia) on walls all over the world. Here are some of my favorites from the accounts I follow on Twitter and Instagram.

The first one is by Seth Globepainter, a Paris-based street artist whose work I admire. He’s known for paintings of roundheaded children who face away from the viewer — I think I’ve only seen a face in one of his artworks. The combination of innocence and defiance in this new painting is just brilliant.

I am not familiar with all the artists below. I’ve included the full tweet, which in some cases doesn’t name the artist. If I get that information, I’ll update this post.