And So Fell Lord Perth…

Well if you’ve been reading this blog long enough, you know about the times I’ve tangled with Sorin Apostu, the Lord of Cluj, the mayor of the city in which I reside. This is “breaking” news, which means the full story hasn’t developed, but investigators from the DNA (national anti-corruption office) swarmed on City Hall…

Making Political Hay in Cluj

I’m afraid the Lord of Cluj is not having a good day in the local media. Neither is his fellow smoker of the unicorn dust, Alin Tise. Poor guys! In the immortal words of Domnul Guta: Atunci cand iti merge rau nimeni nu mai este in jurul tau. Or “When times are tough, everybody abandons…

At Play in the Glass Hall of the Lord of Cluj

Well it actually happened. I met the mayor of Cluj-Napoca yesterday. Obviously nobody in the administration has discovered my “secret identity” yet LOL. This is a part two of a story which began here but I need to rewind to the very beginning. At some point in the past, someone in the mayor’s office in…

A Tale of Two Cities

I have a very simple rule that I follow so that I am not tempted to write overly bombastic pieces here on the blog: I never say anything online that I wouldn’t have the courage to say to someone’s face. And therefore it is with all seriousness that I say this. Mr. Sorin Apostu, current…