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November 30, 2015

Stop! Maybe. Well, Maybe Not.

You can learn a lot about a society by the way people drive. The problem is I’m just not sure what that is. I always found […]
November 16, 2015

The Romanian Transformation

(Originally published in the 2016 edition of City Compass Romania: Bucharest & Beyond, a terrific guide for expats and tourists here in Romania.) One warm morning, […]
November 3, 2015

The March

“Remus, hello! Over here!” “Hi.” “How are you?” “Oh, my friend, it’s been a terrible few days. Just terrible.” “Yes, I know. It’s unbelievably sad. You […]
August 24, 2015

A Woman I’m Happy Got a Plaque

Several months ago, I came across something in Bucharest that was so unexpected and so much fun that I was thinking to write a blog post […]
June 11, 2015

Interview with Laura Codruta Kovesi, Romania’s Top Prosecutor

(The following interview appeared in the May issue of Elle magazine.  It is an abbreviated version of a longer conversation and Mrs.  Kovesi’s answers have been […]
May 29, 2015

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 11)

“A Tall Blonde” It’s been a very busy spring, but after an urgent phone call from my Romanian friend Remus, we had a chance to catch […]
May 20, 2015

An unfortunate, yet strangely welcome, accident

I was walking home this evening and waiting for a green walk signal at the most dangerous intersection I encounter every day, where Calea Dorobantilor crosses […]
November 12, 2014

Political Corruption in Romania: The DNA Database

“Criticism by politicians and politically motivated media attacks on individual judges, prosecutors and members of their families, and on judicial and prosecutorial institutions, have been a […]