Category Archives: america

RETURN TO NORMAL by Peter Nolan Smith

Two weeks after the collapse of the Trade Towers the wind shifted from the west and a southern breeze directed the funereal plume of smoke into Lower Manhattan. The poisonous fumes smelled of BBQ. Human flesh ablaze. I caught a train north to Boston. My sister put me up in her basement. I watched the […]

Osama Bin Laden WHO II

Osama Bin Laden was fingered by the CIA as the mastermind of 9/11. His name on Google has 124,000,000 results. The Al-Quada fugitive was # 1 on the FBI’s Most Wanted list. He evaded capture and death for over a decade and three president. In 2011 Barack Obama greenlighted his assasssination. “Kill the motherfuckah.” He […]

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 […]

7 Million and Counting

Charles Manson has been incarcerated in the California penal system since 1969 for the murders at the Sharon Tate home along with several other mass murder punctuating the end of the Summer of Love. The ex-convict was never proved to have shot any of the victims, yet the LA DA was able to convince a […]

UPPER THERE by Peter Nolan Smith

In August of 1987 friends in Michigan extended invitations to visit them in Onekema and the Upper Peninsula. Paulie, Gregg, and I celebrated our departure at the Milk Bar in Lower Manhattan. “Why are you going to Michigan for vacation?” Scottie the owner was a New Yorker. The rest of the country was a blank […]