Category Archives: Life

Live Long and Prosper

The Masoretic version of the Bible claimed that Methuselah achieved the epic age of 969. His name is synonymous with longevity. No one in modern history has touched his nonagenarian record, although my great-grand aunt lived to 103. Bert circled the world in a sailing ship. One port of call was Bangkok. She was the […]

The End of Urban Renewal

Billions and billions of dollars have been spent on reviving the collapsed urban centers of America. Minor league baseball parks adorn forlorn cities in the Rust Belt. Even more desolate pedestrian malls mark failed efforts. St. Louis, Peoria, KC, Des Moines, Detroit, Providence, West Palm Beach and countless other towns have nocturnal populations numbering in […]

Shit My Dad Said

A twenty-seven year-old was living with his old man. 73 if not more. His son recorded his father’s salty sayings for fucking Facebook. His adages deserved a better forum. Old man – “If at first you don’t succeed, quit. Because you probably suck.” “Universe is 14 Billion years old. Seems silly to celebrate one year. […]

THE SEA OF ICE by Caspar David Friedrich

Anthony Bourdain died this week in the small city of Kaysersberg, France. The police said there were no signs of violence, but little else was revealed to the media by the public prosecutor. Most people assumed he had killed himself. I don’t know, but I do know the darkness and little is darker than THE […]

Drinking Yourself To Death

Every week the Pattaya Media highlights another farang leaving this mortal coil from suicide. Favorite methods of self-demise tend to be jumping from a condo, poison, or hanging yourself with a plastic bag around your head, but few people ever comment on the most popular technique ie drinking yourself to the grave, since the process […]