In hot pursuit of passion

So ladies, we’ve now "got it all".  Someone burned a bra and we can be CEO’s, mothers, revolutionary’s, and expert children’s party crafters. But so many women are not happy with this. They are trying to cut back on hobbies, friends or even family in an effort to calm a chaotic life.  They meditate on … Continue reading In hot pursuit of passion

You’re so lucky

"You're so lucky". Nothing gets up my nose and tweaks on my most sensitive nose hairs more than these words. What I hear is: "You're so lucky not to have to work hard; to have always had everything fall in your lap; to have been born with “PERFECT” stamped on the birth certificate.  And, you … Continue reading You’re so lucky

My heart, newly born

You put your head on my chest: First your ear, then your squashy little cheek, then your perfect, faintly-haired crown nuzzles down with a sigh, above my heart.  Your head and my chest become one, together, there is no difference between us anymore. Just like when you were growing inside of me, only better.  Better, because … Continue reading My heart, newly born

There was an old man, an old lady and a clever young thing…

The old man is Greece.  The old lady is Romania.  And the clever young thing is the EU. Why these three? In a timely coincidence, I have just edited a piece in my book, set in 2005, which talks about life in Romania as the country prepares to enter the EU.  Right when Greece might … Continue reading There was an old man, an old lady and a clever young thing…