Romania, October 2013

I finally got back to Romania after almost six years gone.  It’s my wife’s homeland, my second home, and a certain blessing every time I return.   This trip was especially memorable since we were welcoming a new brother to the family–that is to say, my wife’s little sister got married. While there, I found myself… Continue reading Romania, October 2013

Wipe the Fours

I’m two weeks into the Jakarta experience, and I’ve noticed there are no fourth floors.  No fourth, no fourteenth, no twenty-fourth—you get the picture.  Take a look at the elevator keypad to our apartment—not a four to be found.  The explanation I was given is that the Chinese syllable for “four” rings eerily similar to… Continue reading Wipe the Fours