Monthly Archives: November 2011

Do Not Pass Go

There is an old European adage; kill one person, go to jail, kill forty people and you get sent to a mental hospital. Today a Norwegian court declared that the mass murderer of 77 people in July of this year was suffering from paranoid schizophrenia; i.e. that he is insane. His probably sentence after trail […]

Barney Frank Quits

I’m used to being in the minority. I’m a left-handed gay Jew. I’ve never felt, automatically, a member of any majority. – Barney Frank, Massachusetts Congressman Old Barney is calling it quits in the Congress after twenty years of service for 4th Congressional District. Barney Frank defended the Combat Zone, was pro-Choice, backed reparations for […]

MIAMI BEACH BLIND by Peter Nolan Smith

A dawn of rain, drizzle, snow, and ice pellets greeted Boston on the first day of 1975. The weather on the second day of January was equally miserable, but by late morning the temperature had risen into the 40s and I walked from my apartment on Beacon Hill to the Mass Avenue onramp of the […]

Burning Credit Cards

The Mayor of LA has accused the Occupy LA protestors of damaging the grass in their campsite. Riots police have been deployed to protect the lawn from further harm. “After 56 days of not enforcing three city laws that prohibit the use of that park, the time is now,” announced Police Chief Beck, however the […]

The Losing Trifecta

A female friend had moved to the Eternal City after the failure of her marriage. Summer was glorious in the shadow of the Coliseum. A photographer, she found favor with cinematographers and fashion stylists of Rome. The wine was sweet and Stasia was fluent in Italian. The leggy brunette forgot the macho behavior of her […]