Category Archives: Love

WHITE BIRD by It’s a Beautiful Day

Maynard G. Krebs made me a beatnik, but songs like WHITE BIRD transformed me into a long haired hippie. David LaFlamme’s plaintive song with the greatest violin solo of the psychedelic era has me hankering for LSD, although listening to this classic by It’s A Beautiful Day is enough to flashback to those days of […]

Thai Perfection or Lak-sa-na-tee-dee

The standard joke amongst men about the perfect western girlfriend was that her father owned a pub and she’s 3′ 4″ with a flat head, so you can put your beer on her. Few females answer those simple Occidental needs, but in Thailand it is more than likely that your girlfriend’s father is distilling moonshine […]

St. Valentine’s Day Massacre / BET ON CRAZY by Peter Nolan Smith

Every Valentine’s Day diamond dealers and jewelers on 47th Street anticipated a winter spending spree by lovers for their loved ones, but each year of the 21st Century the sales numbers dropped drastically, as the economic downturn cut into everyone’s surplus, but the rich. Valentine afternoon in February 2011 shoppers crammed the chocolatiers along 5th […]

Mia Noi or Mia Luang

Valentine Day comes once a year. Today I’m a half world distant from my two wives and four kids in Thailand. I can only say I love you or ‘pom rak khun’ over the telephone or via Western Union. My wives’ preference was for my sending money over the internet. Money always says ‘rak mak’ […]

Valentine Day ala Thai

Valentine’s Day has been globalized around the world, although few people know the exact origins of why we send hearts to loved ones. The tradition is mainly attributed to a roman priest Valentine who preform marriages against the wishes of the Roman Emperor. His punishment was execution but not before supposedly addressing a farewell note […]