The story of a pair of shoes

I've owned these monk-strap shoes for over 10 years. I photographed them this morning for the purposes of this post. These are one of the pairs of shoes I use around the house for all kinds of work: home office, going to the cellar to fetch firewood, going into the dusty attic to put or … Continue reading The story of a pair of shoes

Ligia’s Kitchen: a raw vegan dessert from whipped cream and blackberries

In this episode, Ligia makes a quick and delicious dessert from raw vegan whipped cream and blackberries, sweetened with Green Sugar, an all-natural powdered sweetener made from stevia, with none of the stevia after-taste. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0rKyq3u0HR0

How to behave toward women

Raoul and Ligia

Someone asked me to make this video a long time ago. I put off doing it until now and you'll see why as you read on. I am an introvert and have trouble relating to people (to women in particular). Some would label me an extreme introvert with anti-social behavior, although I manage to mask this when … Continue reading How to behave toward women

The case for cursive handwriting

I've been meaning to do a video about cursive handwriting for a while, and I've also been asked by a few of my viewers on YouTube to do it. Before you watch the video, I want you to know some of the benefits of handwriting: It works the brain in ways that typing cannot achieve. … Continue reading The case for cursive handwriting

Sources of vegan protein

I get asked quite often how I get my protein as a vegan (raw vegan). First of all, if your diet is diversified enough, you'll get plenty of protein from the foods that you eat, but if you also work out and you want to add extra protein, here are the sources that I've tried. … Continue reading Sources of vegan protein

An insightful video essay about Chuck Jones

I loved this video essay by Tony Zhou about Chuck Jones, the genius behind many of the Looney Tunes cartoons. I absolutely love the classic Looney Tunes and Merrie Melodies shorts. New ones are still being made but sadly, they fall quite short of the mark set by the original ones made in the 40s, … Continue reading An insightful video essay about Chuck Jones

Romania Through Their Eyes – Mark Treon

Mark Treon and I sat down for a conversation about Romania on 7/8/15, in my studio. Mark has been coming to Romania since 1991, has made over 30 trips to the country and has also adopted a child here, which has bound him even closer to the country. He is now renovating three Saxon homes in … Continue reading Romania Through Their Eyes – Mark Treon