The Lotus Eater

Somerset Maugham wrote a famous short story once called The Lotus Eater (here's an ad-free and almost typo-less version that you can read for nothing), about a 35-year old banker from London who chucked it all one day to go live on Capri on an annuity that would expire in 25 years, at which time…

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…

The Elephant’s Memory

The prolific novelist and esteemed motor-cycle riding (which killed him, at the age of 49), rebel upstate New York university professor once wrote that the inferior writer writes derivatively -- or something along those lines. And if I were in the mood to write a derivative post today, I would pen some moody piece about…