Monthly Archives: January 2012

When Mitt Romney Comes To Town

Mitt Romney THE # 1 GOP candidate for president has been touting his record as a job creator. “I spent my whole life in the private sector, 25 years in the private sector. I understand that when government takes more money out of the hands of people, it makes it more difficult for them to [...]

Jowls of Death

Last Wednesday I crossed the Channel to the UK and for the last several days and nights I have been wandering around London; seeing the film FLANGAGAN’S WAKE at Bafta, visiting the National Art Gallery for a viewing of David Hockney’s exhibition, walking in Richmond Park, strolling through Putney and hampstead Heaths, drinking at the [...]

Submissive Asian Woman

Saturday evening I accompanied a female friend to a party in Nottinghill Gate. We knew each other from New York in the 70s. Our mutual associate was hosting an 18th birthday bash for his daughter. Youth downstairs with the DJ and adults in the kitchen with the wine and booze. MOre old faces popped up [...]

Stuck In Heathrow

This unplanned trip to London gave me a chance to connect with friends. The past three days were a whirlwind of old faces seen with new places. I told everyone that they looked the same and added the bon-bon compliment, “Have you lost weight?” Even the most jaded of my friends fell for that line, [...]

SHOCKINGLY HOCKNEY by Peter Nolan Smith

On a cool October afternoon I ran into a Swedish art dealer in Mayfair. We hadn’t seen each other in years. Sven invited me to his gallery. Judging from his size and paintings of the walls business was booming in London. Over a cup of tea we spoke about old times and cleared up why [...]