Tribes and Belonging

The French Canadian word for girlfriend is “blonde”. Probably invented by a hair-dye company. The French Canadian word for boyfriend or life mate is “chum”. “Ca va bien ton chum?” How many French Canadians know that “chum” is an English word? I don’t know, I haven’t met many. The fight for cultural purity preservation seems … Read more

Why Israel – What made me decide to leave Romania and move to a small, hot country at war

I am not sure whether I am a Zionist or not. But I am definitely a toffee lover. Let me explain from the beginning. When I hear stories of what happened to Jews in Romania before and during World War II, how my grandfather and uncles were killed by the local Nazis, together with many … Read more