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Last verse, same as the first

Blowing Smoke

November 6, 2015

Word Count: 1810 It’s been an interesting week in Romania. What started out as a one-note story, that 27 people died in a fire at a club/disco soon morphed into wide-scale protests, and the “sudden” resignation of the Prime Minister (and a few other minor hacks). The Western media has been scrambling to knit these… Read More ›

Don't beat up your children because they don't MEAN to disappoint you by their misbehavior

Pana la ultimii 100 de metri

Well I’ve finally washed up on the steamy concrete shores of Chisinau (the capital of the much-maligned Republic of Moldova), suffering like most everyone in the brutal August heat (yesterday’s high was 41C), and I realize with much regret that instead of writing about my new adventures and experiences I must now address a number… Read More ›


Un mare pas înainte

If you ask most Romanians what they think of Moldova, you’ll get the impression that they consider their smaller neighbor to be a beloved but backwards member of the family, the bucktoothed cousin who is awkward and unsophisticated but still loved and accepted because they’re kin. The other day I was speaking to someone about… Read More ›