The luck of the draw. Many, if not most, reading this blog were simply fortunate to have been born in the USA, had access to good education, good medical treatment and above all, a democracy. Not so for those living in Romania during much of my lifetime. Continue reading →
The Palace of Parliament or People’s House in Bucharest, Romania is the second largest building in the world, after the Pentagon. But the People’s House is barely occupied. Nicolae Ceausescu and his wife Elena died of lead poisoning from a 1989 Christmas Day firing squad just before its completion, so they never got to live in this extravagant building.