Category Archives: america

We Miss You Bobby

It’s been 45 years since RFK was murdered in LA. The pain doesn’t go away. But neither does the dream Robert Francis Kennedy was a hero. Don’t let anyone tell you different. Few people living today know what we missed, but it wasn’t the world of now. I always thought BRIDGE OVER TROUBLED WATERS accompanied […]

Memorial Day 2018

Memorial Day traditionally kicks off the summer holidays in America. Parades are held to honor the nation’s soldiers and sailors, who have fallen in battle, after which families gather for BBQs before creating massive traffic jams on the highways of the USA. Memorial Day was celebrated on May 30, which preceded my birthday by one […]

Shots In Anger

At 4:30am on Friday, April 12, 1861 Brigadier General Beauregard ordered the secessionist troops manning the artillery batteries of Charleston, South Carolina to open fire on Fort Sumter housing 127 federal troops of which 13 were musicians. Two hours lapse before the Yankee commander allowed Captain Abner Doubleday, the inventor of baseball, to return a […]

Free The Weed

The war on drugs has been lost by the governments of the world. Reefer dealers make house calls in New York City and I’ve done cocaine in Thailand. Both act are criminal under the present laws, however the time has come to legalize drugs. Not decriminalize. Legalize as suggested in Ben Elton’s HIGH SOCIETY a […]

Quote of the Day – Jack Kerouac / ON THE ROAD

“One of the biggest troubles of hitchhiking is having to talk to innumerable people, make them feel that they didn’t make a mistake picking you up.” Jack Kerouac / ON THE ROAD Truman Capote commented about the writing style of ON THE ROAD, saying it wasn’t writing so much as typing. I read ON THE […]