Desperate Air Moldova Employees Warn of Impending Disaster

When I saw this article come across the wire, I assumed that it would quickly become a big story, if not globally than at least in Moldova. Unfortunately, that didn’t happen, probably because if the information is true, it is just too horrible to contemplate. Frankly, it scared the hell out of me, and I’m pretty grizzled. In the linked article, an anonymous group of … Continue reading Desperate Air Moldova Employees Warn of Impending Disaster

A Land Without Junk Mail

Although I’m not a very conscientious adherent to the Tao, it must be said that some of the best things about life in Romania are what’s missing here. After watching a documentary about junk mail in Britain I was reminded that the problem is equally bad in the United States, Canada and many other countries. Known formally as advertising mail or “direct mail”, this is … Continue reading A Land Without Junk Mail

Word of the Day: Prohod

Well here’s a word you won’t hear every day: prohod. In fact, the only time you’ll (probably) ever hear it is today because it refers to the specific Orthodox religious ceremony conducted on Good Friday. The word prohod specifically refers to funeral rites or the series of prayers and ceremonies conducted when someone is buried. What’s interesting (to me) is that the Slavic (yep) root … Continue reading Word of the Day: Prohod