Monthly Archives: February 2018

The Madness Of Guns

Last week in Parkland, Florida a young gunman entered his old school and pulled out legally purchased AR-15. Victor Cruz emptied magazine after magazine at students and teachers, killing seventeen and wounding fourteen. An armed policeman waited four minutes before venturing into the school. The killer blended into the fleeing teenagers and escaped to a […]

I Can’t Believe it’s Not Butter

Butter was supplanted by margarine in the 1960s. Ads extolled its taste and the supermarkets priced the corn-based spread cheaper than butter. I refused to eat the shit. My mother and father wouldn’t buy butter, so I used the money from my paper route to buy butter. I wouldn’t give any to my sisters or […]

President’s Golf Day

Mr. Trump’s Presidents Day began with a round of golf at Trump International Golf Club (9:09 AM – 1:42 PM) # 45 claims to have shot a 68 and a 2 shot handicap. A friend of mine played with the pseudo-billionaire and said, “It’s easy to shot good if you do shot-overs or mulligans.” His […]

Noblesse Ne’er-Do-Wells

Two years ago the red shirts targeted the shopping malls of their political rivals, the yellow shirts. The drama between the classes was a mystery to most foreigners and a widely accepted way of life to the majority of Thais. I googled ‘thailand five families rule’ and the search engine offered thousands of five-star hotel […]

Par 4 at the Killing Fields Country Club

Eleven years ago in a move destined to have the late Cambodian despot Pol Pot spinning in his grave _ if he had one _ the former Khmer Rouge cadres in their stronghold of Pailin embraced a plan to cash in on the country’s tourism boom and build a golf course. Not that they know […]