Category Archives: family

GAY BOY by Peter Nolan Smith

My first eight years were spent on Falmouth Foresides across the harbor from Portland. Summer was for swimming in Watchic Pond and rowing dories from the dock at the end of the street. I never wanted to leave, but in 1960 my father was promoted to a Ma Bell job in Boston. Better pay. Chances […]

WORLD AIDS DAY

My baby brother Michael Charles Smith. Gone sixteen years. Forever with us. World AIDS Day. It’s for all of us and all of them

Glatt Thanksgiving

The Brownist English Dissenters fled their homeland in the 16th and 17th Century to escape religious persecution by the Church of England, which worsened with the return of the Catholic Stuarts’ return to the throne. Leyden in Holland welcomed the refugees, but the Puritans led a precarious economic existence in the Netherlands, whose people were […]

IRISH TWINS by Peter Nolan Smith

3 = Conspiracy

Donald Trump has lambasted the intelligence community and stated that daily security briefings have not been a priority for his White House. “I don’t have to be told everything, you know, I’m, like, a smart person. I don’t have to be told the same thing in the same words every single day,” Trump said in […]