Monthly Archives: February 2017

89th Academy Awards

Everyone in the Arts dreams about the Oscars. Actors, directors, producers, actresses, writers, musicians, make-up artists, cinematographers, costumers et al. I know I’m leaving out someone, but who doesn’t in an Academy Awards acceptance speech. Even I once held such dreams, but tonight I’ll be watching the Boston Celtics versus Detroit. I have no dreams […]

The Unpower Of The Press

Through his campaign Donald Trump complained about the lack of impartiality from the Mainstream Media. In truth CNN and MSNBC loved the billionaire’s antic for providing their viewers with cheap entertainment and their interviewers pitched softballs to the GOP candidate, never calling him out on his lies. Not that Trump’s supporters waver in their faith […]

Red Army Love

Only a Russian could have written WAR AND PEACE

Big Bear

Mikhail Gorbachev The USA and the USSR waged a Cold War across the world. America and her proxy nations fought wars in Korea and Viet-Nam. Countless conflicts burned on every continent and in the air as well as on the sea. Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev stated at a reception at the Polish embassy in Moscow […]


In 2008 the Coen Brother’s NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN won the Best Film Oscar this year. Three minutes of the creepy lead actor’s haircut was enough for me. I chucked the DVD into the swamp behind my house and haven’t heard from it since, but at the Pattaya court I ran into an aging […]