A blue devil passed by A song to go with it here. It is said that when a ship loses her captain, she’d fly blue flags. Today, when a ship is flying the ‘Blue Peter’ in port, she’s actually calling its crew to embark for departure: ‘All persons should report on board as the vessel …


‘Angst‘, noun: a feeling of deep anxiety or dread, typically an unfocused one about the human condition or the state of the world in general. ‘Angst is the word for fear in German, Dutch, and Danish. It comes from the same Indo-European root (meaning tight, constricted, painful) that gave us anguish, anxiety, and anger. (…)  Are you …

The Tree

In 1936, a linden tree was planted in a Bucharest garden in 1936; it still lives on.
The grandfather of the guy who planted it came to Romania in 1860.