Category Archives: america

Memorial Day 2016

Memorial Day traditionally kicks off the summer holidays in America. Boy scouts, veterans, and politicians parade to honor the nation’s fallen soldiers and sailors, after which families gather for BBQs before heading home sated on burgers, beer, and hot dogs. This mass departure usually creates epic massive traffic jams on the highways of the USA. […]

May Day 2017

‘re lucky you have a job.” “He was right in some ways, only because everyone around the world was a wage slave grinding out a subsistent living. Years ago unions protected the workers. The bosses fought the 40-hour week, the end to child labor, and other workers’s rights as was to expected from the filthy […]

Rockford Illinois

Back in May of 2009 business was slow on 47th Street. Richie Boy and I hadn’t closed a diamond deal in weeks and his father was looking to cut operating costs at the jewelry store. His eyes fell on me. “The goy isn’t pulling his weight.” Manny got mean in the low season. “I’m doing […]

The Whites Of Mayberry

Several years ago Andy Griffith, star of stage and screen, passed away years after Marilyn Monroe with whom he shared the same birthdate. The North Carolina native debuted as a hick comedian from the wrong side of the tracks and Griffith parlayed this success into a film career with critical hits in A FACE IN […]

The First Shot In Anger

150 years ago 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, […]