Category: Life

Why We Shouldn’t Always Get Along

I can’t stand the idea of all people getting along every minute, every hour, every second. I can’t stand the idea of living in a country, city, community, circle of friends or family in...

About Books

  Growing up in a communist Eastern European country there was not much to do as a teenager: no drugs to get high and cry what a tough life I have, no crazy parties...

First World Problems…

A few years after the 1989 fall of the communist regime, I was contacted by an American College and asked if I would be interested in teaching Romanian culture and language to groups of college...

Will It Pay Off?

Emigration comes with a long list of aches. Nobody leaves their family and country because of too much happiness and accomplishment. At least I haven’t met anybody that was living a blissful life and...

The Minimalist Approach in How to Chose a Font for Your Resume

Since Steve Job’s love for simple design I have been reevaluating  the minimalist theories; a minimalist life, minimalist principles, minimalist aesthetics are just a few topics I am following in various articles and blogs. I should first say that...

The Paradox of the Times We Are Living In

This is one of my favourite poems, written by Octavian Paler. Translation and adaptation: Michaela Fengstad   Historically, the paradox of the times we are living in,is that we have: Larger buildings but smaller...

The Newsroom

Last night I watched the first 3 episodes of the new HBO series The Newsroom written by Aaron Sorkin. I enjoyed it very much and found it to be so relevant to the times...

2012 – A New Beginning

It is January 1st, 2012 and I am sitting here, in my living room watching the most popular musical event in the world: Das Neujahrskonzert der Wiener Philharmoniker or, The New Year Concert with the...