Nuland Still Scheming

I was perusing through the Moldovan news when I found a strange throw-away blurb in the middle of an article (in Romanian) about something else. Back on January 6, the new Moldovan Ambassador to Germany was presenting his credentials when, out of the blue, the German president asked the new ambassador what the procedure was…

Once and for all, what REALLY happened in Crimea

I know most Americans and a lot of “westerners”, particularly at high levels of governments, are currently thinking Putin got away with murder. Somehow he “stole” Crimea in the blink of an eye and now there’s nothing we can do about it. He outfoxed us and now we’re flaring our nostrils and trying to drown…

The Wise Elves Say Cernavoda Earthquake Proof

Looks like I wasn’t the only one wondering just how safe Cernavoda is – and how well it is built to withstand an earthquake. From Mediafax: Centrala nucleară de la Cernavodă a fost proiectată să reziste la cutremure cu magnitudinea de opt grade pe scara Richter, iar seismele care se pot produce în România pot…

Am Venit Sa Dau Drumu’ La Lumina

I will warn you ahead of time – this is going to be a long one. Yes, for an entire week I was indeed “dead” – not in the corporeal sense but in the “virtual” sense. I was cut off from the internet for an entire week. My electricity was cut and without it, almost…

Romanian Witches Aren’t The Only Ones Failing to Predict the Future

Recently, my aunt was discussing this article from the online website Salon about how there are far more men than women getting their books published (in the traditional way). I don’t know why but I read Salon every morning, even though the writing there (including the linked piece) tends to often be of substandard quality….

Friday Filosophizing

It looks like the final polishing of the book will be done this weekend, thus freeing up some time for me today. Therefore it’s time for another long Friday piece. When I’m not writing or thinking about Romania, I have a number of other “hobbies”. One of them is an almost obsessive-compulsive fascination with Sumerian…