Monthly Archives: June 2018

The outsider who made friends everywhere

Anthony Bourdain, who was 61, wrote Kitchen Confidential, the definitive book about working on the wild side in the restaurant business. He created several acclaimed TV series, using food as a device for exploring foreign cultures and making friends with … Continue reading

Posted in arts, life in the big city, mainstream media | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

‘Disinvited’ Eagles weren’t going anyway

Swamp Rabbit was getting on my case for not being a football fan. I’m a fan of the players,” I said. “It’s the NFL I hate — the overpaid commissioner and the spoiled rotten billionaires who own the teams. I … Continue reading

Posted in fiction, humor, life in the big city, mainstream media, Nativism | Tagged , , , , , , , | Leave a comment

Trump claims the right of kings. Anyone surprised?

As has been stated by numerous legal scholars, I have the absolute right to PARDON myself, but why would I do that when I have done nothing wrong? In the meantime, the never ending Witch Hunt, led by 13 very … Continue reading

Posted in mainstream media, Politics | Tagged , , , , | Leave a comment

A caffeinated confession

I’ve never been a Starbucks fan. Its stores are more like over-priced ice cream parlors than coffeehouses, and there’s something spooky about customers sitting by themselves, staring at their laptop screens. That said, I’m glad the “anti-bias” training went well … Continue reading

Posted in humor, life in the big city, mainstream media | Tagged , , , , , | Leave a comment