Tag Archives: beauty

The Shine of Donyale Luna

America’s white rule in 1964 stretched from coast to coast, however Malcolm X preached resistance up in Harlem and Martin Luther King and John Lewis led marches in Selma, Alabama. Change was blowing in the wind and Nancy White, the Harper’s Bazaar editor, transported an unknown black teenage with a African and Quechuan heritage from […]

Quote of the Day Feb 9 2009

“Ugliness is in a way superior to beauty because it lasts.” Serge Gainsbourg (04/02/1928 – 03/02/1991) French singer

Fat is Beautiful for Feminists

Several summers ago Jamie Parker drove up on his motorcycle from Pattaya to Sriracha. Mutual friends back in the States had been casting aspersions against the paternity of my son. Mam had heard the same from her family. She offered to submit Fenway to a DNA test. I wasn’t having any part of it. I […]

THE BEAUTY OF BALI by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in the 90s I developed an annual routine of working seven days a week at the diamond exchange during the Christmas season. The weekly income and commission from the sales provided enough money for a 5-6 month hiatus in Asia and my yearly bonus paid for the around-the-world flight. Once Richie Boy and his […]

The Beauty of Myopia

Myopia denies good vision. I’ve been near-sighted since 3rd grade. My teacher moved me to the front row, which was reserved for reprobates and vision-challenged children. The bad boys never persecuted the girls, but ratpacked the bespectacled boys as easy prey for humiliation. 4-eyes around the world have been rescued by laser technology. Laser surgery […]