Monthly Archives: June 2018

The Mysterious Bronx River

Donald Trump has been unstoppable in his assault of nature from defunding the EPA to banning the term ‘Global Warming’ in government releases, and rolling back the protective codes enacted over the last half-century. The GOP are happy as pigs in shit by the end to environmental strictures against pollution of water, air, and land. […]

Star Of David

The origins of the Hexagram Star stretch back to Egypt and disappear into the mist of history. The Israelites adopted the six-pointed figure consisting of two interlaced equilateral triangles as the Star of David or Magen David, although some scholars claim that King Solomon favored the symbol after he deserted Yahweh for the worship of […]

MACAM KUMBANG by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1990 I got off the train from Surabaya a little past dawn and headed over to the port of Jakarta. An inter-island ship was departing to Sumatra at noon and I looked forward to a cruise through the Java Sea to the Indian Ocean. As I neared the dock, a man of indeterminable race […]

Eating On The Run

No animal eat on the run. Not lions, tigers, or bears. Cows, sheep, and goats meandered as they grazed, but only humans walk and eat at the same time and most of those achieving this dubious goal are Americans. Every day I see people on the go holding hands with a cup of coffee or […]

Sleeping Tiger

British actress Patricia Laffan starred as Nero’s wife Poppaea. The director required her to sit with a leopard during a lavish dinner sequence. Big cats are notorious fickle with their favor, but she shows no sign of fear. Neither did I at Nong Nooch Gardens with a junkie tiger. He didn’t even bother to snarl […]