Category Archives: america

October 13, 1492

FROM THE DIARY OF CHRISTOPHER COLUMBUS SATURDAY OCTOBER 13, 1492 As soon as it dawned, many of these people came to the beach?all young, as I have said, and all of good stature?very handsome people, with their hair not curly but straight and coarse, like horsehair; and all of them very wide in-the forehead and […]

SPICE MAD DAY by Peter Nolan Smith

Last year I celebrated Columbus Day with my doctor on Staten Island. Nick was Italian and cooked great meatballs. The doctor and I had met during our freshman class of European History 101. We had received Bs from the professor. His kids had the day off and we enjoying the meal. “Hey, Nico, I have […]

October 10

In 2005 America celebrated Columbus Day. In 1492 the great navigator was two hundred miles from land. In 1973 Vice President Agnew was deposed as Nixon’s second for graft. He once said, “An intellectual is a man who doesn’t know how to park a bike.” I said, “Go fuck yourself.” Pseudo-intellectuals are not nattering nabobs […]

Free the Weed

French chanteur Serge Gainsbourg appeared in the 1969 film CANNABIS with his English muse, Jane Birkin. In 1973 America responded to this Gallic challenge by adopting the Rockefeller drug laws, which set the penalty for possession of more than 2 ounces of heroin, morphine, opium, cocaine, or cannabis on the same level as 2nd degree […]

Damaged Done With The Needle In My Arm

After the Viet-Nam War wounded veterans dealt with their pain by shooting heroin. It was cheap and available. A knife, a fork, a needle, and a cork was the way Rastas spelt New York, the smack capitol of the USA and the other night my friends were telling me about this opium they smoked in […]