Paris Terror Attacks

This is the world we live in now: I was having a beer with a friend last night. He got up and left the table for a minute. Naturally, being a creature of these times, I took out my phone and checked Facebook. “Ben __ checked in as safe at Paris Terror Attacks”. WTF?? Facebook now has several pages, events

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The Speed of Time

I was at a bar with my friend M., a retired NYPD cop who’s fled America just as I have. We were conversing with the bartender, an older man who’s worked at that same bar since he was 15. He talked about how he’s worked there for 50 years and how close he was to the owners; they were like family.

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The First Time I Tried to Listen to Flamenco

The first time I listened to flamenco — I mean really tried to hear it — I was alone on the beach with my mobile phone and headphones. I thought, “I live in Spain, so I should really try to understand flamenco.” This was something I said to myself about once a year; one of those tasks that you assign yourself hoping to become a better person. Of course I’d

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Pig

I was walking through a park today and saw two dogs playing together. One of them was normal, but the other one was really weird looking: bristly long hair, a huge head, huge snout and short, short legs. It looked like a javelina. So I walked up the owner, a beautiful young woman with perfect dewy skin, no makeup, and

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Meeting Kitten Natividad

I arrived at the classic Mexican restaurant, El Chavo, just a few blocks from where I lived on Hollywood and Vermont. I’d made plans to meet Kitten Natividad, my very first sexual idol since I saw her on TV when I was 10 years old. I walked into the restaurant. No one was there. We’d agreed to meet a bit early for dinner. I looked

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Barcelona Bizarra

Before describing the adventure that took place last night when I went out with my friends, I’d like to present the idea behind the mini (very mini)-series on my YouTube channel: “Barcelona Bizarra”. Barcelona is a fashionable city whose leaders are ceaselessly selling it to the world as a sophisticated, cultured destination… and, in my opinion, a sanitized, posh, and

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