The King Is Dead! Long Live the King!

Well, after owning a website named kingofromania dot com for seven long years, I couldn’t exactly ignore the passing of Romania’s fourth and final king, Mihai/Michael earlier this month. You can read a comprehensive obituary in English here and 96 facts about his life in Romanian aici, but I’ve been really hesitant to say anything…

Second Only to Syria

One of the ongoing tragic results of bad governance in Romania is that millions of its citizens have left the country to find a better life elsewhere. According to this well-researched piece, Romania is now second only to Syria in terms of the percentage of citizens who are now living abroad. Considering that Syria is…

A million Changs to you all

A million thanks to all of you for an awesome first day of my Kickstarter Project. It’s been great seeing all the excitement (hey, I’m excited too) and the RT’s on Twitter and the shares on Facebook and messages and emails and all the rest. Amazing! The weather also turned golden here today and it…

Cine joaca sa traiasca

It’s confession time here at the OK Corral, in which slowly but surely I put more and more of my life “out there” for everyone to see. This very morning on a lovely spring day, I rode in a taxi across half the city. The traffic was so bad and the weather was so beautiful…

Fara Numar

If you speak Romanian, I heartily urge you to watch this video, probably my last appearance ever on Transilvania Live! because the network has been sold to the Digi Group and will likely be rebranded as Digi Cluj here in the very near future. If you’ve seen my dozens of other TV appearances, there’s nothing…

Utopia is no place at all

I’ve written about Misery Pimping many times and it’s definitely an issue that I struggle with. For years I’ve been good friends with a man who runs a charity here in Romania, an actual, genuine philanthropic foundation which works very hard to reduce the suffering of children and he and I have often discussed this…

Si habla Ud. español, por favor marca el numero dos

If you speak Romanian, you absolutely need to watch this video because for the first time ever, I can explain Project Iceberg. Yes! If you don’t speak Romanian, or not well, you can skip right to minute 7:00 and see a slice of the amazing adventures I’ve been having lately. The good news is that…