The Tough Guy Challenge

The Tough Guy Challenge began a few years back on the eve of the International Women’s Day. As the story goes, my buddy Robert and his then-roommate were asked to leave the flat so that the girls could celebrate their day by having a girls night in. Unfortunately for these guys, they came home too…

Mushroom Season

We spent the weekend picking mushrooms. I’m not sure how many cultures in the world actually do this; I’ve heard hat for example Germans don’t care for this eatable fungus and the only people in German forests picking mushrooms are Poles and former Yugoslavians. My friends from the Polish community in L.A. are also the…