Category Archives: holiday

Labor Day 2014

Labor Day Weekend traditionally marks the end of summer in the USA. Millions of Americans flocked to the shore, lakes, mountains, parks, and backyards for a last gasp of enjoyment before going back to work. Few realize that the holiday was established by President Grover Cleveland as a peace offering after his ordering in troops […]

Make Mine Rare

Last Labor Day weekend in Maine my brother-in-law and I had several discussions about whether it was better to BBQ with charcoal or gas. The world’s leading leisurologist voted for gas and I bowed to the swami’s greater savvy on this subject. Some subjects you have to leave to the experts.

I Love France

During the 80s I was lucky enough to live in Paris. I worked as a doorman at Les Bains-Douches, la Balajo, and Nouvelle Eve. The French treated me right and my many friends of then are les bones amis of now. I was also lucky enough to make love to several French women. I am […]

Bastille Day 1789

2 July 1789 The Bastille – Paris A prisoner cried from his window 2 July 1789 The Bastille – Paris A prisoner cried from his window. “Ils tuent les prisonniers.” The guards subdued the inmate and the incarcerated Marquis de Sade was transferred to the insane asylum at Charenton. His words were a spark for […]

Happy Gun Shooting Freedom Day

Today the USA celebrates the Declaration of Independence freedom. 24 hours of traffic jams, bbq, flag-waving, chest-thumping, nascar, bad beer, fighting, and fixing a crapped out car on the highway causing a miles-long traffic jam. As well as American ingenuity. Belly flops. Flip flops A house in the country. And the right to be a […]