Category Archives: etiquette

Singapore the City of No

My great grand-aunt, Bert, circumnavigated the globe in the 1870s, when she was 12 years-old. Her father was the captain of sailing ship. I first met her in 1958. She was almost 100. Her house in Falmouth, Massachusetts was decorated with the curios of several continents; scrimshaw whale teeth, Zulu war shields, and ornate opium […]

Caveman Love

There is no proof that Neanderthals or Cromagnons dragged women by their hair to have sex in a cave. No Neolithic paintings support this fallacy. Neanderthals were good to women. But the Rape of the Sabine is a legend based on factual hearsay about the bloody Homo Sapiens jealous about other men lovng women whne […]

Puying Mo-Ho

I’ve spent decades in the Orient. Any mention of these years to women in the USA usually resulted in their dsidainful regard. In their minds my Asian wives are subserviant sex slaves, because their racial prejudice mistake femininity for submisssion. They couldn’t be more wrong, even if the most wrong a man can be to […]

Banana, Hot Dog, Or Pickle?

Happy Fourth Of July. I like hot dogs. Especially with mustard. But not too many hot dogs. I like pickles too. Pickle juice is good for hangovers too. I can’t just eat one pickle. And what can I say about bananas. They are good every hour of the day.

Thai Bar Rules

When I first arrived in Pattaya 1991 go-go bars listed a set of rules on the wall. No photos, no fighting, no guns, no hand grenades, no durians. A few bars even had dress codes. Shirts and shoes were required by male patrons. No bare feet were allowed on the premises other than on stage. […]