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November 11, 2014

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 10)

“The Remus Vote” It’s been quite a while, but my Romanian friend, Remus, and I finally found time to sit down for a beer to talk […]
March 14, 2014

Next Flight From New York: Santa

[Update Jan. 14, 2015:  A recent example from one retail sector HERE) (Originally published in the Winter 2013-2014 issue of Esquire magazine.) Even if all your […]
March 28, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 5)

“Remus Bank & Trust” I met with my Romanian friend Remus the other day. As you might know, he has been searching for a career that […]
March 21, 2013

haiku for a phone booth

  All right, I’m not a poet, but I do get sentimental sometimes.   Please like & share:
March 14, 2013

Living Life in Reverse and the Perfection of Joseph Roth

So much of what I see and experience in Romania recalls a history that for Americans is difficult to fathom. The invasions, the wars, the peasants, […]
March 10, 2013

Happy Birthday to Me, Dammit!

If you’re searching for an example to illustrate the difference between Americans and Romanians, you need look no further than at the very different ways we […]
March 7, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 4)

(Originally published March 5, 2013, in Dilema Veche, here.) “I don’t know. But let me tell you.” I met my Romanian friend Remus for a drink the other […]
February 28, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 3)

(Originally published Feb. 22, 2013, in Dilema Veche, here.) “They can’t do that to us!” My Romanian friend Remus called me the other day. He was upset. Very, […]