Category Archives: women

Thai Bar Rules

When I first arrived in Pattaya 1991 go-go bars listed a set of rules on the wall. No photos, no fighting, no guns, no hand grenades, no durians. A few bars even had dress codes. Shirts and shoes were required by male patrons. No bare feet were allowed on the premises other than on stage. […]

BETTER LUCKY THAN GOOD by Peter Nolan Smith

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 […]

Mary Magdalene Rage

Several years ago I received a comment about Mary Magdalene on Mangozeen. The writer excoriated me without mercy for having written the following. My Argentinean friend, Dampira, send a Facebook survey of what Biblical character she would be. The website search engine decided Deborah, a prophetess of the Old Testament. My apostasy forced a rude […]

Me Too # Not Far Enough

last tango in paris, maria schneider. the rape of the sabine women, me too #

Thai Love Potion Comeback

Most foreigners have little knowledge of Thai magic. Fewer have experienced its influence, however their ignorance doesn’t diminish the power that incantations and spells hold over the Thais. Forget the 7/11s, the Benzes, the DVD players, the Thai’s greatest fascination is with magic, because while money might be an turn-on for most women and beauty […]