Constantin Brancusi Day

At the end of 2015, Iohannis “Dirty” Klaus signed into law a bill that officially commemorates February 19 as Constantin Brancusi Day. Awesome! The guy truly was a talented artist and was seemingly born that way, as there are stories of him carving intricate things even as a young child. And, despite the fact that…

Here We Are, Me and You

Wow! We made it. Can you believe it? Sometimes it seems like the whole year slipped by in the blink of an eye. DJ, you want to cue us up a song? Ah, perfect! I’m currently investigating exactly what happened in Chisinau in 1919 (when (eastern) Moldova joined the union of (western) Moldova, Wallachia, and…

Germans, the New Deal and Overwork

After writing my recent post about vacations in Romania, I came across this Salon article talking about how Germans are more productive yet work less and have more time off than Americans do. Quite illuminating and I recommend reading the entire thing, especially the fact that statistically Americans work nine full weeks more per year…