Women and War

I’m currently restricted to prepay internet, which means that I pay for every byte, so I’ve spent a lot of time offline, plumbing the archives of my computer. As such, I’ve had the time and fortitude to re-read Herodotus, and it reminded me of the first time I went to Moldova. — As a brief…

Piki, Nebunul Oficial de Floresti

SCENE: Standing on a street corner in downtown Cluj-Napoca at around 8 o’clock at night. BUDDY #1: Oh my god, look over there. It’s Piki. BUDDY #2: Yeah, Piki the officially crazy guy of Floresti. Me: Why is he the officially crazy guy of Floresti? BUDDY #1: Because everyone in that village knows that his…

Lonely In Purple

Now hang on just a dang minute. The unsleeping eye picked up that Roberta Anastase, who has been the source of a lot of trouble on this blog, was celebrating her birthday today. Well that’s no big deal as we all have birthdays. But then I read this: Preşedintele Camerei Deputaţilor, Roberta Anastase, a declarat…

Absolutely Fabulous!

Wow! I must confess I did something quite different this past weekend, and I not only had an absolutely fabulous time but it was also some of the most fun I’ve had in a long time. Again, no names, but a few weeks ago I met a few guys here in Cluj-Napoca who were the…

Sunday Morning Philosophizin’

Dear readers who don’t like reading: be aware that this isn’t the post for you :) I want to thank the person who pointed me to this article (in Romanian) from Andrei Plesu. It’s a rather stupid piece, written in very dense and semi-academic, semi-religious language so I won’t translate it but it is an…