Category Archives: money

White Trash Fairy Tale

Traditionally there are only three ways to get rich; birth, marriage, or theft. Anne Nichole Smith, Texas sex bomb, stepped off the runway of a strip club into popular culture by wedding an admiring oil tycoon. Their sixty-three year age difference evoked cries of gold-digger from the billionaire’s family. That accusation might have been true, […]

The Cost Of The F-35

One Bag Theory

Back in 1974 my good friend AK and I traveled cross-country to Encinitas, a small beach town slightly north of San Diego. We crashed at his friend’s bungalow and spent our days sunning and bodysurfing at Moonlight Beach and our nights smoking pot and drinking wine. We made friends with a hippie guitar guru wandering […]

The Debt Of A Nation

In 2011 Madame Ambassador phoned with the offer to be her ‘unofficial writer in residence’ at her posting in Mittel Europa and she asked, “Do you have an evening suit?” “Of course,” I replied without hesitation from my apartment in Fort Greene. “Good, because you’ll be needing it. There will be plenty of balls and […]

Billion Dollar Man

I don’t have a television. My laptop provides most of the programming necessary for entertainment, although the online screen resembles that of an economy-class movie presentation, if you’re lucky enough to have a personal entertainment system. Air China does not provide such a service for their flights. The only gap on my computer is sporting […]