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 […]
May 11, 2015

To do, or not to do. That is the list.

I love a good list. A list of rules, a list of crimes, a list for shopping, a list of favorite books, a list of favorite […]
April 28, 2015

Don’t Blame Me. I’m Only The Boss.

(Abbreviated version originally published in the April issue of Cariere magazine.) I have been working since I was 14 years old. I have had jobs in […]
April 23, 2015
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Hickory Dickory Dock, The Mouse Ran Up George Enescu

Being roughly twice the age of the internet, I believe I have the right to render some judgment on this latest flash in the pan.  (I […]
January 14, 2015
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Seeing the World

What a gift it would be to have a friend like this – or better yet, to be a friend like this. A very short excerpt […]
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 […]