Category Archives: 90s

Personal Ban On New Year’s Eve

Rain pounded in sheets on the last night of 2018. Shannon and Charlotta traveled to a Fellini soiree on Park Slope. I had planned to spend the evening with Doctor Nepola, except on Sunday I discovered my old college friend invitation was for Christmas Eve. “Opps.” Geoffery invited me to a Lesbian party in Bushwick. […]

Isla Mujeres B-Ball 1988

In 1988 a hurricane had savagely struck the Yucatan. There were ships in the center of Isla Mujeres across from the basketball court, where me y la mayans played against the Italian under-21 National Women’s team. We said play them like gentlemen. The first time down the court the 6-2 forward threw an elbow at […]

To Forgive and Forget by Peter Nolan Smith

After my youngest brother died of AIDS in 1995, I traveled to the holiest shrines in Asia. The ancient temples salved little of my grief and I switched to worshipping the high heels of the go-go girls. Vee danced at the Baby A Go-Go in Pattaya. She had one eye. We had an affair. The […]

Cross Country 1996

In the late summer of 1996 I left Bali for America. My good friend Slim met me at LAX in her Studebaker Lark. On the way to Hollywood the native Californian told me that she had fallen in love with an artist in New York.” “That’s good news, except it’s 3000 miles from here.” “I […]

SEA LEGS by Peter Nolan Smith

The oriental lore of processing roots, seeds, and bark into food enhancers inspired western travelers to seek various detours around the Arab middlemen profiting from the lucrative East-West trade route. Adventurous voyagers stood to reap fortunes from their success. Failures were many. In 1493 Christo Colon returned from the New World with tobacco and slaves, […]