Dr John Perivolaris
Notes, Thoughts, and Observations
The challenge is always how to leave the frame open to the outside world.
`The first - and virtually the only - condition of a good style is having something to say.’
In diaspora, who can afford a native language when one is always between languages, between names, my name, John Perivolaris? Christened Ιωάννης, informally Yiannis, in a Greek Orthodox church in Montreal, that city in-between, my parents decided that I become John. The cost of integrating in the Canadian and, subsequently, British melting pot of their aspirations.
Border of Greenmount West and Oliver, Baltimore, USA, 21 November 2009
Blackwaterfoot, Isle of Arran, Scotland, 16 June 2020
François Jean Arago was a French scientist, Republican politician, and supporter of liberal causes, including the abolition of slavery, he also played a key role in officially recognising Louis Daguerre as an inventor of photography.
A Benjaminian expedition through Paris can be undertaken by following absent statues and monuments.
`Throughout his career, Fox was to champion causes associated with liberty - he was in favour of American independence and the French Revolution, and supported the abolition of the slave trade and Catholic emancipation - but his taste for gambling, drinking, and romantic intrigue earned him a reputation for excessive freedom, resulting in personal immorality and political recklessness.'
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