Monthly Archives: August 2012

Toilet Talk


Two gangsters in the bathroom of a hotel lobby just before they are killed in a gun battle with the police… Vincent [sheepishly]: Hey, do you mind moving down one urinal? You’re giving me pee anxiety. Carmine [frowning]: I’m what? … Continue reading

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Search Light


In the middle of the raging night I slip the key into the door Creaking open on its hinges Bust of Pallas groans “no more, no more”   It has been a long, long year since I dared come back … Continue reading

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Why don’t you just take a picture?


Over the weekend I was at a BBQ and chatting with a French girl who is interning at my office. I do not remember how the topic came up but we were discussing how annoying it is when strangers stare … Continue reading

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Miss Sarajevo


1986 – Leningrad – last night of a 3-week whirlwind tour of the Soviet Union with school friends The packed dance floor of the hotel bar heaved and convulsed under the bright disco lights. The only Russians in the place … Continue reading

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