A Slight Sting

The other day, I was talking to a friend of mine from Romania who recently visited the United States. Beyond all the pleasantries, I was shocked when my friend casually dropped a key piece of information that led me to scramble to my computer and start doing research. An hour or so later, I turned…

Another Dream Deferred

What happens to a dream deferred? Does it dry up like a raisin in the sun or fester like a sore, and then run? Does it stink like rotten meat or crust and sugar over, like a syrupy sweet? —Langston Hughes Five days ago, there was a surge of joy in Romania after the website…

Traim in Romania si asta ne ocupa tot timpul

Out of all of my appearances on Romanian television, the most popular by far is the one where Mircea Badea is belittling me. The number of views for that video is about 10 times bigger than anything else I’ve done, which has always disheartened me that such a needlessly negative piece would be the one…