Category Archives: women

Writing Tip 101A – Women Writer’s Know Their Shit

The key to writing is putting the seat of your trousers to the seat of the chair – Mary Heaton Vorse, American journalist, labor activist, and novelist I wrongly attributed this quote to another author. A man. Graham Greene to be exact. I was wrong. It wasn’t the first time and it won’t be the […]

Females Outliving Males

Dr Jean-Francois Lemaître, from the University of Lyon, France has released a study of the lifespan in wild mammals showing that females live substantially longer than males. As much as 18.6% longer than males from the same species and 8% in humans and the difference is determined by climatic conditions as well as the male […]

THE SLEEP OF THE DEAD by Peter Nolan Smith

Two weeks after my arrest by the Thai Cyper-Crime Unit in 2008 I was drinking at Donovan’s Sports Bar on Pattya’s Sai 3. Most of the clientele was watching a golf match, while I concentrated on drinking a vodka-tonic. Golf meant nothing to me. After Tiger Woods birdied a hole, the TV went to commercial […]

Me Too # Not Far Enough

In 1971 Bernardo Bertolucci directed Marlo Brando and Maria Schneider in LAST TANGO IN PARIS. The film featured a controversial rape scene between the two actors. Bertolucci and Brando coerced the nineteen year-old actress into performing the scene. Wikipedia reports that she later said, “They only told me about it before we had to film […]


A greasy nor-easter ruined Columbus Day weekend for New York. I shut my windows for the first time in months and dressed to leave my apartment for breakfast at the Veselka Diner on 2nd Avenue. The shoes and jacket seemed unnaturally heavy after a season of shorts and sandals. Luckily Global Warming guaranteed that New […]