Category Archives: friends

Stefania Fumo Photograph / Journalist / Cineste

Stefania Fumo went into exile several years ago. She was in love. Her husband and she crossed the equator to live in the capitol. They ended up in his native Argentina. His home city Buenos Aires meant Good Air in Spanish. The relationship lasted a couple of seasons of better and worse, then he broke […]

AX IN HAND by Peter Nolan Smith

My mother had spent her honeymoon on Bermuda. Every winter my parents had vacationed in the Caribbean and each July my father rented a Harwichport cottage for a week. My mother loved the ocean. On summer weekends they loaded his six children into the Ford Station wagon for a drive to the beach. Massachusetts had […]

BIG FOOT by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1977 I moved out of my SRO room in Greenwich Village to the East Village with my hillbilly girlfriend. The third-floor walk-up on East 10th Street had a bathtub in the kitchen and a water closet off the living room. I carved Alice’s name on the wooden window sill. We lasted until 1979. The […]

THE BEST FORM OF FLATTERY by Peter Nolan Smith

Midtown traffic was snarled by the security measures protecting foreign dignitaries from any harm during the annual UN General Assembly. Crosstown streets were closed east of 5th Avenue and a beeping tentacle of the congestion packed Madison Avenue. My bus took 20 minutes to cover ten blocks. I was late for a gallery opening on […]

Skinny Legs and All

Joe Tex scored a #10 hit with SKINNY LEGS AND ALL “I don’t want no woman with no skinny legs Look here! I thought about givin’ this woman to Clyde But, no Say, I know the kind-a women Clyde like Ol’ Leroy’ll take her. Say, LEROY! You got her!” Amazing to think that those lyrics […]