Monthly Archives: January 2020

The Long Reign Of Queen Elizabeth II

Queen Elizabeth II has ruled Great Britain since 1952. 68 Years. A long long time. Her Highness is now 94 years old. There have been highs and lows. We all know those moments of victory and tragedy. I’ll be gracious enough to not mention them.

Seagulls In The Air

When I was six, my best friend Chaney and I walked to the end of the McKinley Road on Falmouth Foresides. Portland lay across the harbor. The color of the water was a Maine blue. Seagulls skated through the cloudless sky. Chaney pulled out darts from his father’s den. He gave me one. I threw […]

The Bark MAGGIE MOORE

I found this photo of the bark MAGGIE MOORE dating back to approximately 1877. My great-grandfather Charles S. Smith was the captain and owner. I recall the photo from my grandmother Edith’s house in Westbrook, Maine, but not the written page attached to the back of the frame, which had been penned by my grandfather […]

BETTING THE OTHER WAY / Bet On Crazy by Peter Nolan Smith

Betting on the Superbowl has been an American tradition since the first game in 1967. Betting was another part of that tradition and for two weeks before the Big Game the diamond dealers and jewelers had been wagering bets on pools, the point spread, the over-under, which teams scores first, and the MVP. Some claimed […]

The Eternal Ugliness Of Serge

I’ve succeeded at everything except my life. I know my limits. That’s why I’m beyond. I like the night, I have clearer ideas in the dark. I prefer ugliness to beauty, because ugliness endures. I am incapable of mediocrity. Ugliness is superior to beauty because it lasts longer. Serge Gainsbourg And let’s not forget the […]