The Time Machine

When I was a kid, my little brother and I used to play a game called Time Machine. We’d step into our bedroom closet and press the “control switch” I had colored on the lid of a shoebox. Immediately we’d … Continue reading

The Children’s Campaign

This weekend, Barack Obama will begin his second term as President of the United States. As I followed the news leading up to his inauguration, I was reminded of the intense battle between Mr. Obama and Mr. Romney. It was … Continue reading

Balcony People

Of all the beautiful buildings in Budapest, for me there is one that stands out among the rest – the State Opera House. Gorgeous in its detail, Budapest’s Opera House stands majestically on Andrássy Avenue, the grandest boulevard in the … Continue reading

Hungarians and their Slippers!

Hungarians are fond of their slippers. When you walk into a Hungarian home, oftentimes you will be handed a pair for your feet. Hungarians generally don’t wear shoes indoors.  In Hungary, a henpecked husband is called a papucsférj. Translation: A slipper … Continue reading