Christmas Time

When I was a kid, I used to believe in Santa. Now that I have grown up, I don't anymore, but I still want to. Because now I need to make up the stories that back then I took for granted. Otherwise the world becomes too small and narrow, too snowless.  We need Christmas because … Continue reading Christmas Time

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In Praise of Gift Wrapping

I enjoy wrapping and unwrapping gifts, and I especially enjoy watching unwrapped gifts lie untouched on the desk or under the Christmas tree, teasing my curiosity.  Who can say which gifts are the most precious? Those we receive unexpectedly? Those that come from afar? Those that need a long time to reach us, and for … Continue reading In Praise of Gift Wrapping

Climate Change, Oh Climate Change, Why Are You Unsnowing My Christmas?

I don't know where you live or what you see if you look out your window, whether it's all dazzling white out there or tropical sunshine or something in between, a hazy shade of winter perhaps, but back here in a little town in faraway Romania, it's ridiculously sunny, the crisp and clear sunshine of … Continue reading Climate Change, Oh Climate Change, Why Are You Unsnowing My Christmas?