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 […]
March 4, 2013

Little Lessons on Logos

The creation of a successful logo is a mix of skill, luck, talent, intuition, and hard work. The most important rule, of course, (for almost anything) […]
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, […]
February 25, 2013

You’re OK, Just Go Away

I love a good argument. And I enjoy seeing protests and people stand up for their beliefs. There is no better way to see the deep […]
February 21, 2013

The Forgotten Legacy

(Originally published Feb. 14, 2013, in Dilema Veche, here.) A long time ago, one of my best friends went to prison. He was caught doing something illegal involving […]
February 18, 2013

How I Know I’m Not in New York (Part 2)

“We’re going to make millions.” I was at the office of my Romanian friend Remus the other day. “Hey, look at this,” he said. “I have […]