John Karrys, the son of Greek immigrants, has a passion to spark interest in the Hellenic roots of Western culture. He has published articles on the Greek Diaspora and on the uncertain fate of rural life in Greece.

With degrees in both Philosophy and Education, John has long been interested in alternative models to modern schooling. In 1995, at the age of 22, he published his first novel entitled “I.” A fictional examination of the North American school system, the novel depicts the failures—and the enormous possibilities—of Western society’s greatest human experiment.

His controversial blogs on justice brought him international media attention when they were prominently featured on Michael Jackson’s official website during the 2005 trial.

John is a passionate Gold Bug and is forever indebted to both Richard Russell and James U. Blanchard III for teaching him the value of compound interest, staying gold, and finding the gold in everybody.