Category Archives: cars

Fugly Americans

When I was young, I shopped at different stores for different gifts. The prices were good and the quality guaranteed the products might last six months or more. Sam Walmart and his family has eliminated the corner stores, the main streets of America, and the curio stores by a scorched-earth policy against middle-class businesses. Their […]

The SS Showboat Mayflower Nantasket

Throughout the early part of the 20th Century a fleet of side wheel steamers plied the waters of Boston harbor. The flotilla was reduced to one by a fire in 1919, but the Mayflower ran to Nantasket Beach until 1948. After its decommission its new owner hauled the white-hulled ship close to shore and opened […]

NO SWIMMING ALLOWED by Peter Nolan Smith

The weather forecast for September 9, 2001 predicted to be sultry summer day. My friend Alia had transported a Porsche Boxer from the UK and her high-octane convertible awaited clearance at the Newark Customs. The British diplomat asked me to accompany her to the Jersey docks and I agreed on the stipulation that we drove […]

Car Accident In Baltimore

I dreamt I fell asleep at the wheel of my brother’s car. I drove into a city bus in Baltimore. No one was hurt, but it was my first car accident in forty three years.

LiTTLE GTO

I dream of 1969. The GTO is red. A blonde is behind the wheel. Her skin white. Untouched by summer. Spring on a highway heading south Florida in the distance. Her hand shifts to fourth. Her foot presses on the accelerator. Faster faster. Go GTO go. Her name is Dee Dee. She has too much […]