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This is where you get to read my thoughts.😉 (Plus some of other people’s that I find fascinating.)

Excited about my upcoming book

I’ve been putting the finishing touches on the English-language manuscript of our travel guide for Timisoara European Capital of Culture 2023 and am still amazed at how interconnected the history of my hometown is with the rest of Central and Western Europe. But I also noticed something intriguing about the city’s bridges!Did you know that…

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The breeze on a deserted seafront promenade

The sea, its expanses, the sea and its shores. The sea softly hissing amid sails, amid boats. Endless blue horizon: you can swim to the sky where, among constellations, the eternal is nigh. The sea softly singing with the music of spheres; the sea with its swinging while we sink, while we die. The sea…

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My daughter wants flip-flops

Such is the patriarchy. Had God been Goddess for sure there’d have been a ‘Fiat calceamenta!’ in there somewhere, right after ‘Let there be light.’ Somewhere in-between crocodiles & farm animals and lone Adam begging for more cuddle time. ‘Let there be purses and handbags,’ but, above all, ‘let there be shoes,’ in all colors…

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Quote of the day

“We are faced with the curiously appalling trend of modern thought, in which the absolute which was once a means of entering into communion with the divine, has now become an instrument used by those who profit from it, to distort, pervert, and conceal the meaning of the present.“ Karl Mannheim – Ideology and Utopia…

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Tomorrow the river will swell

The storm crawled in from the southwest as it always does, lighting up the sky with silent fireworks after sundown. The rain came slowly. It seemed far away. It seemed almost spent by the time it reached us. We sit side by side on this balcony, suspended on different planets of thought, some gaseous, some…

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Quote of the day

“But being a victim can also become a role that is repeatedly sought after, because someone knows this role too well and can slip into it as if into a shoe that fits. After all, the victim narrative presents the victim as morally superior and denies them the responsibility and possibility of action. Insofar, this…

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Why Write?

“In my life, writing has been an important exercise to clarify what I believe, what I see, what I care about, what my deepest values are. The process of converting a jumble of thoughts into coherent sentences makes you ask tougher questions.”   Barack Obama, 2012. Writing is healthy. It helps you get to know…

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