Robert's Thoughts

Stones

November 30, 2022

During the last decade Budapest has gradually evolved into an extraordinarily attractive city, thanks to the many millions of Euros that the European Union has poured into the...

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Three Years

October 30, 2022

Three years of nail-biting it took me before I dared go back to Budapest again. I just did not trust the Hungarian authorities’ way of reporting on the Covid threat in their...

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Sunday Book Choice

September 30, 2022

It’s a late Spring Sunday afternoon in Budapest and the weather is warm enough this year to go for a walk wearing just a short-sleeved shirt. Hurrah. Winter is definitely over....

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The Loon

August 27, 2022

It’s the middle of the night, 2 a.m. and I’m on the terrace. The glitter of the full moon’s reflection on the surface of our lake mesmerizes me.  There is no wind and...

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My Ninth Novel

July 28, 2022

The Audible edition of WHITEWASH, my ninth novel, is scheduled to publish in the Fall. It’s about an NSA Contractor, Tom Karas, who spoke six languages, had an exceptional...

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In Memoriam

June 30, 2022

Xada felt funny. She was lying under her desk and her brother, Rafa, a year older, was lying on top of her, protecting her. He was calling 911 on his cell phone and was asking for...

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Constitution

May 31, 2022

Two and a third centuries ago, thirty-nine persons – all men and white – sat down and tried to cobble together a document reflecting highfalutin ideals which they embraced and...

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From where will the light come for these children?

April 30, 2022

Sunday morning I went for a walk on Mount Royal. There is a park there which overlooks my city – Montreal. I wanted to see my college debating partner’s, Leonard...

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Satanic

March 30, 2022

In Baháʼí writings, where they are used as metaphors for the lower nature of man, human beings are seen to have free will, and are thus able to turn towards Good and develop...

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Vlad the Impaler

February 27, 2022

Wallachia was a place between the Kingdom of Hungary and the Ottoman Empire. The Turks were fighting against the Kingdom of Hungary and this made Wallachia a battleground between...

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