Clean, Isolated Deaths, Mostly With Consent, Though Relentlessly Pressured [gas masked man signing up for booster shot, as seen on Vietnamese TV on 6/28/22] On 12/1/21, Jewish Jim Cramer raged on TV, "We have immunocomp…
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Linguistic Viruses Render You Impotent, Maim, Kill[Vung Tau, 6/22/22] Each language is a unique vision of the world. You have no idea what I’m talking about. You’re not supposed to. I’m not spea…
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Street Stories and Portraits[Trương Công Định Street in Vung Tau, 4/14/22] I live on Trương Công Định Street. Leading up to 6,000 men, he fought the French in the 19th cent…
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Greekish, Ghosts and New York Queers Disappearing Into The Mist[Vung Tau, 6/13/22] North Macedonia got into deep shit with Greece for erecting fake Greek buildings, many of them enormous, and for claiming Al…
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[Vung Tau, 6/7/22] I’ve been delayed, yes, held up by a private matter. Two weeks ago, I was approached by a maverick Saigonese who proposed to publish…
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Vietnam's Favorite Lev, My Hasidic Son and An Old Man Smelling His Fingers [Saigon, 10/10/19] Lev Shonovich Dang was born in Moscow to a Vietnamese father and Russian mother, both professional dancers. He’s named by his…
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Honored, Anchored Meanings Pissed On?[funeral in Saigon on 12/27/18] On 3/30/22, The Namibian quoted Jeremia “Low Key” Nakathila, “Las Vegas is the city of boxing, when you just ent…
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[Vung Tau, 11/23/19] Once or twice a week, I get a two-egg sandwich from a sixty-year-old guy who has a crudely lettered stand on Ba Cu Street. It’s…
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Crumbling Sewer On The Hill[Philadelphia, 5/8/11 (Mother’s Day)] I just had a three-day visit from an American friend. An expat in his early 50’s, Josh (not his real name)…
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[Vientiane, 1/11/20] Under the aegis of the World Health Organization and with financial backing from Hunter Biden, I’m starting a global dating…
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Boss Sashimi, Wooden Fish and Darkening Europe[$15.64 selection of sashimi at Bụi Sushi in Vung Tau, 5/9/22] Weatherbeaten, shopworn, thirsty and prolifically traumatized, I hauled by beer b…
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Willie Nelson, Serrano Ham and Garlic Butter[$5.16 plate of mussels in garlic butter at Don Quixote, 5/8/22] At 8AM on Saturday, I was interviewed by Kevin Barrett. To get my mind working,…
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