September 1, 2015

The Psychology of Stupid

(Originally published in the August issue of Psychologies magazine.) — How would you define stupidity? — Stupidity, in the way that I use it in the […]
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 […]
August 20, 2015
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Hillary and The Otter Defense

Logical fallacies are great fun. Ok, they’re not very instructive in learning how to think critically. Like driving down a street filled with potholes, it’s a […]
August 17, 2015

Swearin’ Proper

Just a few weeks ago, I introduced you here to Finley Peter Dunne – or more importantly to Mr. Dooley.  Usually, I would let it go […]
July 24, 2015

Stanislavski on Politicians (Sort of)

There is an art to living well and to leading well. And whether in politics, in business, or in acting on a stage, the same ethics […]
July 23, 2015
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A Conversation With Mr. Dooley

Sometimes the best thing I can write for you is what somebody else wrote first. — “What’s wan man’s news is another man’s throubles. In these […]
July 18, 2015

Not-So-Small Small Change

The young woman looked at me like I was crazy. I had just handed her 21 lei to pay for groceries that cost 20.91 lei. She […]
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 […]