When it was time to go to kindergarten, Nagymama and Anyu assumed that I knew enough English to get by. That was a big mistake. Growing up, everyone in my household spoke either Hungarian or Romanian. I was afraid of talking to any adults other than my mother, aunt, and grandmother, and I had never […]

The Shoe in the Kapu

Back in 1995, while I was trying to beat the hardest video game on the planet, aka, Sega’s Ecco the Dolphin, Nagymama walked right in front of the TV to get my attention. “Hey, watch it!” I screamed, poking my head between her legs to try to avoid the giant squid monster shooting pointy things […]