Category Archives: women

NAPS OF THAILAND by Peter Nolan Smith

When a Chinese general was asked about the defeat of the People’s Army by the Vietnamese in 1979, he replied, “We get up at 5am and they get up at 4.” The draconian work ethic of NVA seemed to have been sapped by the torrid climes closer to the equator, because Thais and Laotians are […]

# 17 by Peter Nolan Smith

One wintry December night in 1976 I stumbled home from a derelict bar at the corner of the Bowery and Houston. The icy wind slashed through my thin clothing and I was about to hail a taxi to my SRO tenement on 11th Street, when the thump of a frantic bass emanated from a white […]

Mary Magdalene Rage

Several years ago I received a comment about Mary Magdalene on Mangozeen. The Argentinean writer had responded to a Facebook survey of what Biblical character she would be. Zuckerman’s website search engine chosen Deborah of the Old Testament. The prophetess had predicted the defeat of Sisera at the hands of the persecuted Israelites. The Canaanites’ […]

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 […]