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The World Of Suzie Wong / Movie

In 1960 Nancy Kwan earned a Golden Globe nomination for her title performance in THE WORLD OF SUZIE WONG. Once a month my Irish grandmother took my older brother and me to the Loew’s Orpheum in Boston. I was eight. Nana was an indeterminate age, having claimed to have been born in the Year of […]

Birkin Bag Hong Kong -2017

In 2017 I was commissioned by the Aide De Camp of an Arab prince to deliver a $100,000 Hermes Birkin bag to a Hong Kong banker. $2000 plus flights hotel and a trip to see my family in Thailand. I flew from NYC to HK empty-handed and picked up the bag at an auction house […]

Star Ferry – Hong Kong 2017

A poem I wrote last evening on the subway home. Funny the things we remember From Hong Kong to Bangkok to see my family. Had a great trip. Dawn on Hong Kong Crossing the Perfumed Harbor From Kowloon By the Star Ferry. Ahead The skyscrapers Blotting out the near horizon. I looked to the North. […]

The Myth of Monkey Brains – 2017

Sitting in a Hong Kong dim sum cafe, I reflected on the strange ‘delicacies’ eaten on my travels; snails in France, dog in Indonesia, fried rats and insects in Thailand, alligator in Florida, and sausage pies in the UK, but whenever the discussions comes around the table to the most revolting meal in the world […]

The Star Ferry Of Hong Kong

The Star Ferry has traversed the harbor between Kowloon and Hong Kong for well over a hundred years. The owner took the name from Tennyson’s CROSSING THE BAR, “Sunset and evening star, and one clear call for me!” Two weeks I stood on the decks of the Celestial Star, the oldest ship in the fleet. […]