Hey Sam, I want to write a book

Me: Hey, what’s up? Person: You have an awesome life. How can I write books like you? Me: I’d tell you the answer but people say I’m wordy so I made up some picture cards. Person: Hey Sam, how long does it take to write a book? Me: Funny you should ask! The girls like…

The 3 M’s

There’s an old saying that people move to a new city (or country) for one of three reasons, Money, Marriage or Missionary work. Well, I haven’t gotten married just quite yet and I doubt I’ve made more than 100 euros here in all the years I’ve lived in Romania. But to my surprise, I find…

Happy Easter!

Ah yes, Happy Easter! Paste Fericit to my Romanian readers and Kellemes Húsvéti Ünnepeket to my Hungarian friends. For the next week or so, the following is mandatory with literally everyone you know in Romania, even that sour-faced old man who lives in your bloc and always stares at you with his mouth hanging open:…

The B-I-B-L-E, Yes That’s the Book for Me!

Well as the Easter holiday rapidly approaches, and having received some positive feedback for my last bit of exegesis, I thought I’d be useful to give an extremely simplified guide to reading the Bible. Sad to say this but most Christian religious instruction tends to be teaching a handful of stories from what is, after…

Word of the Day: Prohod

Well here’s a word you won’t hear every day: prohod. In fact, the only time you’ll (probably) ever hear it is today because it refers to the specific Orthodox religious ceremony conducted on Good Friday. The word prohod specifically refers to funeral rites or the series of prayers and ceremonies conducted when someone is buried….