No More Ads!

Okay folks, we’re officially 100% off the teat. From now on, there will be no more ads on this website!

Down From the High Castle

Without trying to be dramatic, the year from mid-2014 to mid-2015 was traumatic. Beyond just all the stress of being forced to leave my home in Romania, I also suffered financially.

Only allowed to take with me the belongings that I could carry, I had almost nothing. I sold my computer just to survive for a couple of months, and money was extremely tight for a long time.

Support the Writing You Love

I’m now accepting contributions to my Patreon page so that I can continue to tell stories about Romanian culture, music, news, history, food, and dance. If an independent and uncensored voice matters to you, please consider sponsoring me for $1 or more per month.

Hey, that’s cheaper than your favorite beverage!

Blog Update

If you’re a regular reader, you know that my output has dropped considerably as of late. I definitely apologize for that, and I assure you that it’s never as a result of “writer’s block” or lack of ideas. I’ve just been really busy. First, I picked up a couple of new clients for my day…

Happy 1-Month Anniversary!

Wow! Exactly one month ago, I completely revamped the site. I’m guessing most of you like the changes as traffic is between 2-3 greater, as far as I can tell. Awesome! I’m definitely loving all the likes, comments, input, shares and other signs that you guys (and women! and transgendered people!) are enjoying the new…

Here We Go!

This is a gentle reminder that tomorrow (Sunday, January 10) the blog will be taken offline. If you try to visit, you’ll get a prompt for a password, as that’s the only way I know how to lock it down and make all the upcoming changes without doing it piecemeal and looking really ugly. If…

Easter Eggs in December

Word Count: 1696 Last week, I was awakened from my slumber after reading an interesting passage in Aziz Ansari’s outstanding book Modern Romance, in which he describes how he is “obsessed” with doing research on the internet to find the best place to eat (and best products). I assume that plenty of people also use…

The Commentariat

Word Count: 1058 Well folks, if you’ve been with me over the years, you know that I’ve changed my comment policy a few times. For a while I was letting (just about) anything go, and then for a while I turned all comments off. Frankly, I wasn’t sure what to do. On one hand, comments…

The Trick is to Keep Breathing

Hey folks, I know it must seem like I’ve been kidnapped and held incommunicado for the past few weeks… err, months. Alas, I’ve been through a lot, but the good news is that signs of life are slowly making their way known, and that should translate to a proper return to this dear and lovely…

The Cruelest Month

WORD COUNT: 1952 Hey folks, I apologize for my lengthy absence. A lot of things have been going on around here, but they deserve the time to tell it right, and that isn’t going to happen right now. I’ve been pedal to the metal with other things, which is a shame, because I love to…