Category Archives: revolution

May Day Thailand

Thailand has an amazing galaxy on public holidays, mostly religious or honoring the royal family history. Many farangs are befuddled by this unexplained cosmos, especially since the nation celebrates three different New Year’s Days. Western, Chinese, and Thai. Today is a bank holiday in Thailand, but few Thais or westerners know the origin of this […]

May Day For Green Acres Tavern

Last spring above Albany the land greened with spring. I traveled north with Kilmer on the weekend, transporting a U-haul filled with antiques. It was a five-day process and this morning we slept in late, re-charging our batteries for the return trip to the city. In the afternoon Kilmer looked for a new car. I […]

May Day Freedom From Chains

May Day 2011 I was sitting in a Tokyo Airport bound for Bangkok, taking two week unpaid holiday, since Manny decided to stiff my vacation pay. The 82 year-old diamond dealer said, “I gave one week in January.” “You gave me butkis then.” I had been a math major in college and had a very […]

EASTER 1916 – YEATS

EASTER 1916 I have met them at close of day Coming with vivid faces From counter or desk among grey Eighteenth-century houses. I have passed with a nod of the head Or polite meaningless words, Or have lingered awhile and said Polite meaningless words, And thought before I had done Of a mocking tale or […]

Roger Casement Martyr

Once a Knight of the British Empire Roger Casement was led to his death before a firing squad. His crime was treason. He had plotted to have weapons delivered to the IRA to fight against the English during WWI. The Germans had failed to supply the arms. A lover sold him out to the Brits. […]