Category Archives: England

Redcoat Boston Suspect

AP and I were sitting in the garden of the Fort Greene Observatory, discussing the lack of a video declaration from the Boston Marathon bomber(s). I had bought us big cans of ‘Gansett beer. It came from New England. “It was only one person,” I voiced my hunch. “He carried the two bombs in bags […]

The Iron Lady Restem In Infernum

This morning the funeral cortege of Margaret Thatcher was taken from Westminster to a funeral service at St. Paul’s Cathedral. Millions lined the streets of London to pay homage to the Old Lady, who was Britain’s longest serving prime minister of modern times. The funeral service was simple in accordance with the deceased’ wishes. Members […]

1984 Plus 29

CCTV was used instituted by Siemens AG at Test Stand VII in Peenemünde, Germany in 1942 to observe the launch of V-2 rockets according to Wikipedia. After the defeat of Nazi Germany the technology was adopted by the West to protect military and security installations. In 1973 the NYPD installed several cameras in Times Square […]

Neigh For Horses

Horses have been worshipped by Man, but also hunted as a food source since the Paleolithic Era. Upon my arrival in Paris I was surprised by the number of butchers offering ‘cheval’, which has been a part of the French culinary history since the Revolution. The Haute Bourgeoisie regarded horse as a meal for the […]

DARK ALLEY by Peter Nolan Smith

Not many alleys in America survived the urban renewal of the 60s and 70s, because most cities eradicated these curious traces of Indian trails and cowpaths as a danger to the public safety. Liberty Place used to be Little Green Street, Coenties Lane ran to the East River, and the infamous Mudd Club was located […]