Category Archives: England

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 […]

Boxing Day England

Boxing Day has been a strictly English holiday dating back to the Middle Ages when the lower class received hand-outs from their feudal overlords. In early capitalist times the box was clay pot containing the year’s tips for the underclasses from their betters and on December 26 the year’s bonus would be doled out to […]