Category Archives: Kidnapping

King of Comedy

After the show at a New York comedy club, I order another orange juice, scan a few dozen tables in a room where the lights just came on, and notice two old men in the furthest corner. One’s about ninety and the other in his seventies. My eyes must be haywire. Is that really them? […]

Also posted in Comedians, Jerry Lewis, Martin Scorsese, Mental Health, Movies, Robert De Niro, The King of Comedy

Airport Taxi

Mark didn’t like late night arrivals at any airport especially in Mexico City where some people get hyper when they see a gringo. He should’ve been ready when a young man rushed up and in Spanish said, “Here, Señor, come with me.” “Where?” “To a place with no lines and low taxi fares.” “Taxis are […]

Also posted in Crime, Economics, Mexico, Mexico City, Poverty

Boko Haram

studious girls nailed by boko haram

Also posted in Boko Haram, Islam, Nikolai Lenin, Poetry - GTC, Religion

Just Askin’

why half million nigerian soldiers dance with zealots

Also posted in Boko Haram, Islam, Nigeria, Poetry - GTC, Religion

House Arrest

This story appears in the collection “In Other Hands”

Also posted in Crime, Sex, Short Pieces - GTC

Son of John Gotti

I hereby celebrate avoiding every commercial during the Super Bowl between the wildcard Green Bay Packers and the hardscrabble Pittsburgh Steelers. I didn’t have to dodge any pitches during the first third of the game since I overslept as I battled sinusitis. Joining the showdown with the Pack leading fourteen to three, I thereafter held […]

Also posted in 60 Minutes, Advertisements, Commercials, Crime, John Gotti, John Travolta, Media, Movies, Murder, New York City, Organized Crime, Television