Haludovo Hotel

A while ago I listened to a podcast about how kids and teenagers spend their time when they are alone, without adults. There were three stories: The Land, the Tracks and Heyoon. I could add another one to the list - the Haludovo Hotel on the island Krk in Croatia. It was built in the seventies, with considerate input from... [Read More]


Spring seems to have finally arrived. I think I can say this now. After all, it’s mid April already. Just a month ago it was so cold that I felt even words would freeze if spoken. The world was nothing but a gray and dry mass (with a hint of salty snow). The sun was nothing but a supposition. But... [Read More]

Margaret Atwood – Epiloguri fericite


John şi Mary se întîlnesc. Ce se întîmplă apoi? Dacă vreți un final fericit, încercați A. A. John și Mary se îndrăgostesc și se căsătoresc. Amîndoi au servicii bune, bine plătite, care le stimulează curiozitatea și pe care le fac cu plăcere. Își cumpără o casă adorabilă. Prețurile imobilelor cresc. După o vreme, cînd își pot permite să angajeze pe... [Read More]

Peter Stamm - Foc


Sub Căzătura Vacii era o peștera în care pe timpul iernii se făceau cei mai frumoși țurțuri. Locul se chema așa pentru că acolo, demult, o vacă a murit alunecînd de pe stînci. La peștera asta ne-am dat întîlnire. Sven și cu mine. Se spunea că din peşteră era un pasaj secret pînă la castel. Dar acum, doar după cîțiva... [Read More]

2017 - Taking Stock

Last thing I did in 2017 was going to a show in Salzburg. It was advertised as a… circus. But… it wasn’t, really. It was more like theater. Silent theater. The show begins with people coming up on the stage, barefoot and in street clothes. Your usual trousers, short skirts, sweaters and vests, shirts of all sorts. And as they... [Read More]


R started school this year. Just a few weeks went by but he’s already devouring (mostly unconsciously) whatever is being thrown at him. He scribbles away in his notebooks and is bragging when he’s happy with the results. [Read More]

Three men in the mud

We were supposed to be four in a boat but one got sick. We were supposed to be by the sea spending a whole weekend there and getting our motor boat driving licences, because… why not? - we are the cool daddies aren’t we? I mean really, our kids would’ve been happy to know we could safely take them on... [Read More]