A Toddling Town in Transnistria

If you’ve only ever read negative things about this place, be prepared to disbelieve every word that follows, although I assure you that every word is entirely true.

Wine Daze

Recently, a person whom I’ve known for many years asked me about why I haven’t included more entries in the “My Personal Life” category. What can I say? Sometimes, I honestly forget that anything I do might be of interest to anyone else. But since you asked, you shall receive! The Republic of Moldova is…

High Cotton

To begin with, let me thank all the people who sent me such warm well wishes on the occasion of my second wedding anniversary. Back in 2015, I know a lot of people were wondering exactly what kind of woman I would marry. Certainly, my in-laws were asking the same question, but for far different…

A Smile on My Face

I’m always corresponding with plenty of people, but a message I got this week really made my day. It’s from a Romanian TV personality whom you’d know if I said their name: Oricum, si daca stati la Chisinau, tot “roman” ramaneti! It truly put a huge smile on my face :D PS – No, there’s…

The Iron Grip of Moldova

Whew, am I still alive? Apparently so :) Thank goodness! As you might have heard, I now have a job here in Moldova, and I’ve been having some real adventures. It is literally surreal to be back in an office environment after more than a decade of being a freelancer and working from home. I’m…

Adventures in Legitimacy

The other day, an attractive young woman in a dress and heels handed me an envelope. When I looked inside, I saw it was stuffed full of euros and (Moldovan) lei. What’s this? Am I being paid by Russian gangsters, the CIA, or some other nefarious group? Nah. The truth is that I now have…

True Love and Apple Pie

Word Count: 4625 Oh my lord, am I even still alive? Well, it appears I’m still breathing, which is a good thing :) A couple of weeks ago, a man named Bill Backer finally died, leading to a lot of sympathetic news coverage. I’ve made my sentiments on advertising men well-known over the years but…