Tag: cluj-napoca

Duane C. Butcher - photo courtesy of American Embassy in Bucharest

Threat Assessment

Although there’s zero mention of it on the American Embassy’s website, the American charge d’affairs, Duane C. Butcher, made a quick little stopover in Cluj yesterday to visit long-time embassy snitch Emil Boc. The only reason we know about it is because he gave a brief statement to the local Realitatea and Digi24 crews (video… Read More ›


Out here 1000 miles from their home

On Friday night my windows were rattled in their frames by a series of loud booms. My initial thought was that for some foolish reason the army was firing off their AA batteries and I ran outside on my balcony to scan the sky for tracer fire. It turned out that the local government was… Read More ›


Difficult to swallow

This morning as the Unsleeping Eye was busy telling me what’s going on in this quirky country I call home, I nearly fell out of my chair I was laughing so hard. I think I’ve said it a million times before that in life you often have to choose between laughing and crying, and this… Read More ›