Something About Me…

“She was a tiny girl, with a childish smile. You couldn’t take her seriously when you saw her first— her fragile structure would make her unsuitable for tough journalism. Her serene appearance could have been a handicap in journalism, but she transformed it into her best ally. When she worked on a case, she introduced herself…

Hard Time for Trump, The Witch Mihaela Predicts

I found the Witch Mihaela on Facebook. I saw an interview with her produced by BBC and then, an interview on CNN. I was curious to meet her and talk to her. I must confess that I was skeptical when I spoke with her on the phone for the first time—I expected a rush voice and…

Nadia Comaneci, about my memoir

Originally posted on Maria D Holderman, Writer :
“Dana was a journalist in Romania and often fought for the underprivileged with tough press campaigns. In her belief for a better world, she fought the system and was successful in forcing change. But, at one moment in her life, she chose a different path. “Why?” I will…

Nadia Comaneci, about my memoir

“Dana was a journalist in Romania and often fought for the underprivileged with tough press campaigns. In her belief for a better world, she fought the system and was successful in forcing change. But, at one moment in her life, she chose a different path. “Why?” I will let her answer that question in her…

A Gypsy’s Magic Story

  I thought that Sadee was the most beautiful girl I had ever seen. She got the looks from her father’s Algerian side—light olive skin, extremely dark long hair, and oblique black eyes—and her Romanian mother’s temper. Petite, a little shorter than me, with a Jennifer Lopez bottom, and dressed in a way that was…

Jailbird

  It was a snow storm on that day of the end of November 1999, one that Bucharest didn’t see in a long time. It was late afternoon, and I just came back in my office at the National daily from the prison where I volunteered—helping to rehabilitate prisoners—with a pile of letters from the…

No Tears for Castro

The Hell of Fidel Castro’s Regime Told by a Cuban Refugee    Ernesto Medina, a 29-year-a native of Havana, Cuba, now living in Miami, is still haunted by memories he wants to forget. But it’s not s… Source: No Tears for Castro

No Tears for Castro

The Hell of Fidel Castro’s Regime Told by a Cuban Refugee    Ernesto Medina, a 29-year-a native of Havana, Cuba, now living in Miami, is still haunted by memories he wants to forget. But it’s not so easy, he said during our interview.  Ernesto originated from a wealthy family, “economically fortunate” before Fidel Castro became…