Category Archives: france

Speedos pour Le Cote d’Azur

I love the South of France. Women go topless and no one really gawks at them. The food is sublime and the Mediterranean changes color throughout the day and night. Pure paradise, except during ‘le Grand Depart’, when tens of millions of French and Germans and Scandanavians and Brits pile into their cars for a […]

To Speedo Or To G-String

Yesterday my old-time drinking buddy Dave left for the South of France. The Dreamliner carried him from JFK to Casablanca to Nice, where he was met by his friends living in a villa above the Cote d’Azur. His plane had been delayed after the TSA found organic hair spray in an old wrinklie woman’s purse […]

Si Drole 1961

France waged a long and bloody war of repression in their Algerian colony from 1954 to 1962 against the FLN or National Liberation Front. The French army outnumbered their adversaries, but the NLF had the support of the populace from Algiers to the Magreb. There were few pitched battles and every street was considered a […]

Bridges and Typewriters

In Jan. 1982 a french magazine ACTUEL hired me to work the work at their Paris nightclub, Le Rex. I bid good-bye to New York and flew from JFK to Heathrow with one bag of my best clothing and an Olivetti typewriter. After a brief visit with friends in London, I boarded a train at […]

French Ego Solution

How does a frenchman commit suicide? He holds a gun six inches over his head and kills his superiority complex.