Category Archives: Florida

National Hate Florida Day

Icy rain in New York. 12 inches of snow predicted for Boston. The northern tier of the USA is gripped by winter. Only one state in the Lower 48 offers any relief. Florida. Wish I was there. Key West. Nowhere warmer than the end of US 1.

Swat Signs Of Paranoia

My good friend from Palm Beach woke this morning to a military police invasion. “A convoy of fire trucks, police and EMTs came racing by my house and stopped by the beach access. A dozen or more heavily suited and oxygen equipped men trudged down the jungle path to a sweltering and empty beach. Thinking […]

OFF-SEASON by Peter Nolan Smith

In late-April of 2008 I left Thailand after a ten-year stay. My family accompanied to the sprawling Bangkok airport. happy tourists were heading home from vacations. I kissed my children good-bye and hid the tears by burying my head in Mam’s neck. My dog howled, as I got on the airport bus. Mam’s belly was […]

More Ludes

From a female friend in Palm Beach; I remember ‘ludes well. I have a story about thinking I had a brain tumor and/or an allergy to rum because I kept passing out after I had a couple of daiquiris on a boat that was in harbor and coincidentally had very good drugs. I’d wake up […]

OFF SEASON by Peter Nolan Smith

In late-April of 2008 I left Thailand after a ten-year stay. My family accompanied to the sprawling Bangkok airport. happy tourists were heading home from vacations. I kissed my children good-bye and hid the tears by burying my head in Mam’s neck. My dog howled, as I got on the airport bus. Mam’s belly was […]