Mailbag

One of the coolest things about being a writer is the work that you do all by yourself behind closer doors goes out into the wider world. And people receive it and it affects them and then every once in a while you get to hear about it. I don’t know if there’s something in…

Mailbag

Oh my word, I have been getting a lot of feedback over the past few days from people (including over 200 comments on Facebook) on a variety of topics. You know my privacy policy, which means I won’t use any names. I also won’t be using any quotations directly because it’s a little easier to…

Worth It

A question from a reader: I was wondering, after staying this long in RO, does it still seems that great? I feel like leaving this country… Well hell, if you read yesterday’s post, you know sometimes I get the urge to pack my bags and go as well. But hey, I’ve said that about a…

I Pledge Allegiance to the Flag

I sure do get a lot of messages, tweets, emails and other written correspondence of all kinds. In fact, if you’ve written me lately and I haven’t responded, hang in there as I’m steadily making my way through the “pile”. Nonetheless, I got a message here recently asking me what it takes to become a…

Mailbag

Well looks like I finally did get those angry emails after all :) As per my usual privacy policy, no names will be mentioned. Again, there is some editing in terms of formatting but no words have been deleted/inserted. From a reader: Hey! Next time you want to write something about Romanian history be sure…

Mailbag

Wow, it sure has been while since I’ve done one of these. Let’s see what we got in ye olde mailbag. As always, names are omitted out of respect for people’s privacy. You should get your facts about ” Cronica Carcotasilor” Before you decide to write insulting and false information. Cronica Carcotasilor does not profit…

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From a reader: Partidul, Ceausesc, Romania was never an anthem… was just a song during communism like many other songs. The Romanian anthem during communism was 3 Culori: Also… you’re making a lot of mistakes in your article… you say that there’s no radio outside of the cities!? Well… that might be true in the…

Mailbag

Wow! The messages keep rolling in. Sadly, no marriage proposals in this batch :P From a reader: Your initiative is simply wonderful and I greatly admire your attitude. I wish more of my fellow countrymen followed your example. Bravo! I’ll be looking for your book. From a reader: Servus, Sam, I just recently discovered your…

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From a reader of my book Balada Supravietuitorului: Apropo, m-am căcat pe mine de râs la faza cu WC-ul din Gara de Nord din București, l-ai descris perfect! Bună cartea! I also heard via The Woman that her grandmother started reading it and was also greatly enjoying it as well. So far this book is…

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To get straight to the subject, I have a short remark to make regarding an (wrong) opinion you made about animal protection field in Cluj Napoca, from my point of view, of course: “Cluj meanwhile does not have a single animal shelter. Not one! Last winter I contacted my veterinarians on behalf of someone who…

Mailbag!

Hello, My friend Justin Blair and I made the documentary “Across the Forest” about the supernatural beliefs that still exist in the villages of Transylvania. We knew of the reputation Transylvania had in the west and wanted to bring to light something more truthful than the misconceptions perpetuated by the pop culture machine. If you…