Squaring the Dog Circle

Woah! Sometimes you almost give up hope on some enduring problems in Romania but this story is amazing: Stray dogs could be used in pet therapy programmes for children with disabilities. This is the ambitious idea from Vier Pfoten, a non-profit association that has recently opened a service centre for its unique care in Bucharest….

Raw Homeless

Well just a couple of weeks ago I wrote about Mircea Badea and yesterday I woke up to read a rather nasty email from YouTube. The Antena Grup had reported me for “breach of copyright” for the tiny clip I had posted on Youtube of Mircea Badea savaging me and deleted the video. I then…

10 Benefits of Having Homeless Friends

Based on a conversation I had on Twitter a few days ago, I realized that having friends who are homeless has some unique benefits. I must admit that I never would’ve guessed that one day I’d be speaking Romanian to and hanging out with homeless people but then again I also never predicted I’d be…

My very first Kickstarter project

Wow it has finally launched! YES! Folks, if you’ve been following this blog for a long time, you know about “Project Iceberg”, my little code word for a something I’ve been planning and working on since August 2012 when I wrote my post The Revolution Begins Today. Essentially I looked around here and wondered what…

Down and Out in Cluj-Napoca

This has been a very good week and I thank all of you who left messages of support – they were warmly appreciated. I’m grateful to be closer to finding my serenity and joy. I didn’t plan it this way but I spent a good part of week in the company of a couple members…

Word of the Day: Maidanez

I’m sure many of you have been following along with the events unfolding in Egypt, incredibly reminiscent of Romania’s own 1989 revolution. My hat is definitely off to Al-Jazeera‘s live coverage (in English) as it has been phenomenal. The center of Egypt’s protests is in “Tahrir Square”, also known as “Midan” (sometimes Maidan) Tahrir, which…