Simona Halep

Congratulations Simona Halep, you were the one thing that all Romanians could be unabashedly proud about in 2018!

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…

On Monday you can pay for your coffee with a poem

Originally posted on positivenewsromania.com:
? Romanians will be able to buy coffee with poetry in over 200 coffee shops from around the country. The manifest campaign called “Pay with a poem” will take place for one day only, on the 21st of March, 2016. The campaign started in 2013 when 6,300 poems were gathered.In 2014 on the…

Frăția românească

“- Din Basarabia vă scriu, Dulci frați de dincolo de Prut”, Șopti un moldovean cu-n glas acriu, Destăinuindu-i cerului ce l-a durut.   Dovedind, într-un sfârșit, priporul, Se așezase pe un pisc de stâncă, Și-n bezna aceea-l apucase dorul Domolindu-se cu o mâhnire adâncă.   “- Unde mi-s frații? De ce ei au uitat de…

A poem for David Ciceo

This weekend I was out at the Unicorn City Airport to pick up the SMG from another one of her endless training-uri when I saw that they were building a new gas (petrol) station alongside the main east-west street here in Cluj-Napoca. The bulldozers were still on site and most of the asphalt has yet…

The Ballad of Pangur Bán

One of the strange byproducts of being even slightly famous is that certain stories from your own life become apocryphal tales over time as they are told again and again, each time with more embellishments added. One such tale, based on a true story, is that when I was a high school student in America,…