Category Archives: RIP

Lisa Rowan In The Stars

Last month in Palm Beach my good friend Lisa Rowan passed from this world into the stars. We first met in Paris back in the 80s and remained close for the next thirty years. Our favorite story was about my taking care of a cat on Rue du Dragon and when the owner returned from […]

Russian Supermodel Copycats Pattaya Farangs

Pattaya probably leads the world for most suicides by tourists. Every week the city’s newspapers report another fatal plunge from a condo balcony. No one ever calls for the landlords to place a sticker on the railing saying, “Falls from this height could be dangerous.” because the suicides are usually considered to be losers, however […]

Palm Beach Wake

Several years ago friend was invited to the funeral of her ex-husband’s brother. Alice had spent 18 years with her ex. After contemplating the various scenarios, she deigned to send flowers as her representative at the wake. Here’s her email After Bad Bob’s description of the insane weekend with my former husband and in laws, […]

Joe Frazier the thrilla in manila

The Thrilla in Manila between Joe Frazier and Muhammad Ali on October 1, 1975 has been called the greatest fight of modern times. Ali entered the ring out of condition. Joe Frazier had lost three fights; two to George Foreman and one to Ali. HIs career was thought to be over. The heat the morning […]

Dan Hicks RIP

In 1967 the songwriter/guitarist/vocalist DAN HICKS formed Dan Hicks and the Hot Licks with David LaFlamme later of It’s A Beautiful Day, two female back-up singers and another guitarist to steady the bassline. Sherry Snow and Christine Gancher doubled on percussion. I loved this band and especially their great classic SCARED MYSELF. Dan Hicks bailed […]