Monthly Archives: January 2018

HillBilly Ranch Bar Boston

As you get old you forget. as you get older, you are forgotten – anon I know that I didn’t come up with that quote, because I haven’t really forget everything yet and the other day I was reminiscing about Lost Boston with a few old-timers at the bar of Jacob Wirth’s. “Remember when they […]

Jacob Wirth – Boston’s Bratwurst Himmel

A group of 40-year old Boston College alumni discussed where they should meet for dinner. Finally they agree upon meeting at Jacob Wirth on Boylston Street restaurant where some of the patrons at the bar have low cut blouses and nice breasts. 10 years later, at 50 years of age, the group meets again and […]

PASSING GRADE by Peter Nolan Smith

My older brother worked too much. Frunk had a big house on Milton Hill and I was in Boston to visit my father. Frunk was at his office, as were most lawyers in Boston on a weekday. “Meet me at Durgin Park.” I loved their chowder. “Can’t.” He sounded stressed. “What about Jacob Wirth?” Their […]

Rocket Madness in Isaan

Every year Thailand’s northeastern provinces hold a rocket festivals to entice the Naga spirits to deliver the right amount of rain for the rice growing season and rocket enthusiasts from every corner of Asia flock to scenic Yasothon to participate in the missile mayhem with their specially constructed ‘bang fai naga’ rockets. No one wears […]

No More Government

Less than five hours remain of January 19, 2018 and the federal government will cease to operate unless the Democrats and GOP can agree on a budget. Donald Trump canceled his trip to Mar-O-Lago to meet with Senator Charles Schumer without any resolution of several issues such as the Dreamer visas for 800,000 undocumented children […]