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February 13, 2013

I’d Like a Time Machine, Please

I want a time machine. Yes, maybe someday I will use it to become rich. But right now, I want it for something much more satisfying. […]
February 7, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 1)

“Yes, the food is cold.” Like a power-saving bulb that takes a while to light up, I have only recently realized the similarities of countless conversations […]
June 1, 2010

Speaking Romanian

(Originally published in the Summer 2010 edition of Decat o Revista magazine.) From the moment I first heard the word “inainte” I knew it was not […]
April 28, 2010

Romania, Land of Surprises

(Originally published in the May 2010 edition of Elle magazine, here.) There are two inevitable events when you move to Romania. One, you get lost. “Excuse […]
December 18, 2009

Christmas Farewell

(Originally broadcast on Dec. 18, 2009, on The Frank Show, here.) As I – as we – close out this year, I feel blessed to be […]
December 4, 2009

New York

(Originally broadcast on Dec. 4, 2009, on The Frank Show, here.) I want to provide you with a service. Free of charge. Consider it a Saint Nicholas Day […]
November 13, 2009


(Originally broadcast on Nov. 13, 2009, on The Frank Show, here.) Well, as we end the week, if I seem less American, maybe more Romanian, let me explain. […]
November 6, 2009


(Originally broadcast on Nov. 6, 2009, on The Frank Show, here.) I’m in a good mood, despite the government here and unemployment in the US. It was a […]