Author Archives: Peter

Open City declared Peter Nolan Smith an underground punk legend of the 1970s East Village. The New England native spent many years as a nightclub doorman in New York, Paris, London, and Hamburg. The constant traveler has lived for long periods of time in Europe and the Far East. After a forced retirement from the Schmatta trade in Thailand, Peter Nolan Smith returned to New York to work in the international diamond trade. At summer’s end he resumed the life of a writer. The world’s leading leisureologist is currently based in Sri Racha, Thailand, Fort Greene, Brooklyn, and Luxembourg City. He has no address.

The Beauty Of The Female Breast

Wholesome. Unwholesome use. Screw it. Who needs a breast when you have a spoon.


In 2011 gold soared to record prices and every day a steady flow of customers entered our diamond exchange on West 47th Street to sell their precious jewelry and family heirlooms. They are of all ages, nationalities, and races. Naturally we don’t care who they are as long as they have a valid ID for […]

The Path From Palestine

Click on image to enlarge. How can you create peace in Palestine without understanding the fact that the land was stolen from the original owners? It would be like someone coming into your house and saying my great-great-great to the 10th power grandfather lived in this house and now I’m moving into it. “You get […]

DOSED IN GOA by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1995 I ended up in Goa after a long trip through Tibet. I rented a cheap bungalow on Anjuna Beach and hired a Royal Enfield 500 to ride. The coast abounded with ravers, but maintained my distance. The bungalow’s owner had warned me that they were many thefts. “They are not good people. Not […]

The Arrows Of St. Sebastian

The martyrdom of St. Sebastian was portrayed in numerous religious paintings due to his popularity as patron saint of the Plague. Emperor Diocletian punished Sebastian for betraying his military oath to obey his emperor. The Divine Caesar sentenced him to be taken bound to a field supposed betrayal and killed by a squad of archers. […]