You know, I’ve been writing about tropes in Romania for a while in an effort to understand the mentality of the people in this country. Yesterday, a few unrelated events suddenly “clicked” something in my head and I had a blinding flash of insight. The first thing that happened was that I was watching the Romanian news channels, literally all of which were focused on … Continue reading Codependency

Let’s go hand in hand into Lovely Land

I know or have met a tremendous number of foreigners in this country over the years. Whether I’m getting paid or not, I already am the Minister of Tourism in some situations. But out of all of those foreigners, permanent residents or regular visitors, only a tiny percentage of them get paid to write about this country. If you’re a foreigner and you don’t speak … Continue reading Let’s go hand in hand into Lovely Land

We don’t need no thought control

I know this is going to sound weird but for a long time I thought that Pink Floyd was an American band but realized later obviously it wasn’t. Of course you’d think most British people would know about Pink Floyd but apparently Rebecca Ratcliffe at The Guardian had not. Fair enough, I said. So I posted a link to it on my Facebook and Twitter. … Continue reading We don’t need no thought control

What I resist, persists, and speaks louder than I know

I used to have a friend who was an incredibly attractive young woman. She still is beautiful but in her early 20’s she was ethereally attractive. She was the kind of woman who needed no makeup, who looked beautiful both with messy hair in the morning and when she was dressed up for a formal event. She made any outfit, any old regular clothes, look … Continue reading What I resist, persists, and speaks louder than I know

Baby Killers: Part 2

Well time for a little update on yesterday’s post because I found some additional information. To begin with, it looks like TVR did send a camera crew down to the hospital to get some footage and do (slightly) some more follow-up so bravo to them at least for that (the other networks did nothing more than mention the original article). TVR also interviewed Alison Mutler, … Continue reading Baby Killers: Part 2