The Entertainment

With the exhaustion and the injury (healing nicely, btw, for those interested), I’ve spent the last few days in a kind of curious adventure, speaking personally for myself. I divide all human activities into three groups. The first, Sleep, is one of those it seems inconsequential until it’s not kind of deals. If you’re sufficiently…

Second verse same as the first

Well after stumbling, fumbling, bumbling (and a whole lot of grumbling and mumbling from those on the sidelines), at long last the Constitutional Court (CCR) officially ruled that the referendum of July 29 is invalid. Officially they will announce their ruling tomorrow and then it gets passed onto the Parliament and then it’s almost certain…

The Fulcrum

My apologies for the relatively light posting of late. The truth is that I have been busy – not so much with official work but I’ve been “in the streets” a lot. Some of it was disguised as hanging out in the bar with friends but underneath it all was my attempt to search for…

Surreal to the point of disbelief

Originally I had another plan. A lot of news and events happen in Romania and these are not always accessible to people who can’t read Romanian or understand the cultural context. But unless I quit my jobs and dedicate myself to this full-time, there is just no way to explain the insanity in real time….

The End is only the Beginning

I am afraid that what my friend (he is German but he has lived here for years) said the other day is a case of wishful thinking. As you (hopefully!) know, next Sunday, July 29, there will be a nationwide voting day in which all Romanian citizens have a single issue before them – whether…