A Wail of a Wall

As many of you who read this blog know, I am "based" in Florida. This means -- News Alert! -- I live in a right-wing state, one that has a fairly substantial amount of  geezer neanderthals who live hand to mouth on Social Security and the pathetic 50K they managed to save after working up…

Why They Come Here

At the risk of sounding like Captain Obvious, lotsa people come to Florida this time of year cuz it's fucking gorgeous here then. Check out the pic gallery below or the live Jensen Beach cam here! If you're a retiree, few can beat this place for value and relaxation -- but only if you can…

Zamalek, fein?

The picture you see above is of the island in Cairo where I grew up.  The red arrow shows the location of the apartment building where I spent my formative, teenage years.  The greenery in the front part of the picture is the Gezira Club. This is where I literally spent the first 16 years…