Tag: opinions

The Dumbest Things to Tell a Person with Depression

I’m, so far, a depression survivor. It’s a mixture of depressing and hilarious. I’ve started to collect the weirdest, dumbest and most illogical things people tell me when I mention […]

I Am Where I Was Meant to Be

I don’t even know what the title of the post means (but I can’t be bothered figuring out a more meaningful one). What is it, to be where you’re meant to […]

Halloween decoration at the polling station

Voting in Election Is Such an Act of Optimism

I’m apolitical. Nay. I’m anti-political. I suspected that my country was holding a parliamentary election one of these days, and my fears were confirmed when I retrieved a set of […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Why I Don’t Watch the News

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. I’m so inspired! I mean, I’m not inspired at all, therefore I asked actually inspired people for inspiration what to write about. This, […]

Finding Everyday Inspiration: Arguing against Random Old Tweets

Part of WordPress’s writing course Finding Everyday Inspiration. Today’s challenge relies on a sound concept—using a tweet as inspiration—but to an unsound effect—the sampling of tweets provided does inspire me, but […]

What I Hated the Least Today 102/365: The Americans

Spoiler alert: the following contains minor spoilers and alarming personal opinions. The Americans (2013—15, aired on FX channel) is a TV show that I’m currently most fascinated with. I knew […]

A New Me, a New Blog Theme

I’m a promiscuous person. At least as far as blog themes are concerned. After some three months with Sela, I exchanged the poor babe for the brand new Nucleare. With […]

On My Adopted Grandmother, Who Is a Hamster

My marriage replenished the staggering low number of my family members. Besides winning the smart and brave younger sister(-in-law) that I always wanted, I also got a silly younger brother(-in-law) […]

All the Women in My Family, and Me

The women in my family had it tough. As did and do most other women elsewhere. My female relatives led meagre lives during which they helped few and pleased none, […]

English According to Mara

English may not be my mother tongue, but it doesn’t prevent me from having ideas about it. These ideas amount to a sizeable set of recommendations, nay, prescriptions about spelling […]

Artless Art

There has been much fuss about the British artist Damien Hirst, infamous for putting cattle in formaldehyde and calling it artwork. But Hirst’s iconoclasm is nothing compared to the Czech […]

A Free-Writing Rant against Free-Writing Rants

Writing 101 staff is running out of ideas. For the last but one day of the challenge, we are left to our own resources and asked to free-write. Again. More […]

20/20 Hines Sight about Superhot Ophthalmologist and Washington, D.C.

In Blogging 201, a WordPress course I took part in, we got homework to reach out and got ourselves a blogging buddy. I published a timid call for action in […]

The Big Reveal: The Blogger Discloses Her Whereabouts

A wonderfully curious young man, Kainzow, recently showed a great interest in my home country. He contended, and I’m paraphrasing here, that I’ll be probably the only native of the […]

Dear Mark Zuckerberg, You Meant Well, But…

As an aspiring academic, I shun social media. I’m sure you are now rolling on the floor laughing (aka ROFL) if you compared this statement against the awe-inspiring amount of […]

This Way

Mine is a culture of self-reliance and self-support. We don’t even know how to help each other. What we do know is that if you need a helping hand, you’ll find one […]


The typical horizon of an Eastern European village, suggesting the typical villager’s focus on what is nearest and a stubborn refusal of wider horizons. My apologies to all untypical villages […]