“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 41: Leaving my Positano Asylum and Should I Become a Narcotics Kingpin?

Don Lupara came to pick me up in his Russian Zil from my Positano asylum and take me “home” to Naples. If only Ginevra had been travelling in Lupara’s Russian Zil amour plated and all. But being of Russian manufacture it was “in the shop” the day of the murderous blast. It was all pleasantContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 41: Leaving my Positano Asylum and Should I Become a Narcotics Kingpin?”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned But Marvellous”: Chapter 34: Ginevra Get Your Gun: Is My Sweet Campanian Plum a Ruthless Killer?

Dear reader you must sense I am all shook up. A gangland attack and a cold-blooded execution of two young teenagers Guido and Lino by Don Lupara all in one day. If it wasn’t for my sweet Campanian plum Ginevra, I would be hightailing it out this Neapolitan Truman Capote nightmare. I was reeling evenContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned But Marvellous”: Chapter 34: Ginevra Get Your Gun: Is My Sweet Campanian Plum a Ruthless Killer?”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 32: Scampia, Naples: Down and Dirty in the Cocaine and Heroin Factory and Costco Distribution Centre

Don Lupara and I left the family compound after a hearty breakfast of fruit, smoked ham and Napoli croissants loaded with his wife’s stupendous orange marmalade from oranges from the family orchards in Ischia. With food like this perhaps the “Fat” in “Fat Fox” might have referred to the effects of all the tremendous NeapolitanContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 32: Scampia, Naples: Down and Dirty in the Cocaine and Heroin Factory and Costco Distribution Centre”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 31: My One on One with Don Lupara (the Fat Fox): Invited to Join the “Family”

I knew Don Lupara wanted to speak to me in private. Hopefully it was not to slit my throat! So after dinner one night Don Lupara “invited” me for a chat, just him and me! We had yet another coffee and grappa. Boy those Italians drink coffee like water and just as fast! Don LuparaContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 31: My One on One with Don Lupara (the Fat Fox): Invited to Join the “Family””

“The Penniless Pensioner” : Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 29: All Shook Up! The Fat Fox Backs Down

I mean how would you feel receiving a severed goat’s head via Fedex! And how would dear Ginerva feel about her little “currykins” (my nickname) being threatened by her Daddy! We both were all shook up. Ginerva requested we not talk about it until our Saturday “Discover New York Day”. She had a few callsContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner” : Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 29: All Shook Up! The Fat Fox Backs Down”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 28: Goat’s Head Special Delivery from Don Lupara?

Ginevra and I had earmarked Saturdays for an exploration of New York City. There were so many sites to see. My favourite site was Central Park an oasis from the urban frantic New York. No matter the mood or weather we had frequent walks. I liked the lagoon with its ducks and benches to watchContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous”: Chapter 28: Goat’s Head Special Delivery from Don Lupara?”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 26: Getting to Know My Sweet Italian Plum Ginerva: Am I Playing with Molten Lava?

My romantic escapades have been brief and quite frankly have ended up in disaster. Minah ended up in psychiatric care, Reena was set ablaze by her evil mother-in-law and the Toad and her marriage obsession was enough to drive off any sensible young man. But heck better to have loved that not loved at all.Continue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 26: Getting to Know My Sweet Italian Plum Ginerva: Am I Playing with Molten Lava?”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 25: Finishing off with the United Mutations: John Lennon’s Panic Attack and The Beautiful Ginerva!

My assignment with the United Mutations in New York was rapidly completed. Drafting the Mutants Charter of Rights was somewhat challenging but with resourcefulness and creativity the task was easy. I cobbled together human rights bills and declarations from a year long course I took at the Cote St. Luc University Law School and withContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 25: Finishing off with the United Mutations: John Lennon’s Panic Attack and The Beautiful Ginerva!”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” :Chapter 24: Reading John Lennon’s Tea Leaves

Being half Welsh and half Indian my bloodline was comfortable with high tea. I went to the Plaza Hotel, well known for its high tea, and bought their incredible jasmine tea and some dainty cakes and sandwiches from the iconic Palm Room. John arrived at 2 p.m. and we sat down to tea not beforeContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” :Chapter 24: Reading John Lennon’s Tea Leaves”

“The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 21 Hot Shot Lawyer with The United Mutations in New York City

One night at a favourite bar of mine called Marwin’s on Stanley Street in Montreal I met a couple of lively personalities Squid and Willie Montenez. They claimed to have been from other planets and even other dimensions. Initially I thought they were tripping on too much vodka and mescaline but I recalled that JesusContinue reading ““The Penniless Pensioner: Misaligned, Maligned but Marvellous” : Chapter 21 Hot Shot Lawyer with The United Mutations in New York City”