What Lies Beneath is the title of the column I write for the Budapest Times, the city’s monthly English-language magazine. My remit is pretty broad. I get to write about people I’ve met, places I’ve happened upon, and life in Hungary as I see it.

Nincs probléma

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As a child, I hated going to the dentist. I couldn’t stand…

Pulmonary rape

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I’ve been accused of a lot of things in my time. Some I readily…

The Catch 22

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 I am not political. I have never been political. The permutations…

Irish goulash or Hungarian stew?

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Way back in 1957, American author James Michener immortalized…

Hotline to heaven

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I was born and raised an Irish Catholic. My baptismal certificate…

Saps and saplings

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I have amused myself to the point of inanity in recent months…

Butterflies, tigers and Budapest bars

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Art is making something out of nothing and selling it… or so…