Category Archives: friends

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 […]

Dreams of Fast Cars

I am planning a trip to Thailand. My English friends have called with a request to break the JFK-Bangkok flight with a JFK-Heathrow landing. I love them all, but unfortunately for the Limeys I missed my children too much to deviate from my flight plans, although last night a dream transported my unconsciousness wish to […]

LUCKY IN LOVE by Peter Nolan Smith

The dawn sun burned misty shadows off the mountains and a stark brightness seared through my eyelids, as I rose from my sleeping bag to drink in the austere surroundings. Flatness stretched forever. A hissing wind pelleted my face with ancient brine. The salt lay five feet deep this far from the lake. A quick […]

Haoui Haoui

Twenty years ago I called Hauoi from Singapore. He had been sick for a long time and told me of his plans. “I’m going to get drugged up and OD watching THE SIMPSONS.” “Sounds good to me.” I loved Bart, but I asked if he could wait until I was with him. “How long?” “Three […]