Category Archives: Health

Near Death’s Door

Two weeks ago I attended the closing night of the Mekong Restaurant. I drank gin-tonics non-stop. I stayed out late. My friends I partyed like a rock star. Two days later I fell ill with a wicked flu. I was wracked by coughing. My body convulsed with tremors. Sweat pored from my skin. My diet […]

IRISH TWINS by Peter Nolan Smith

I Love My Sleep

As much as I hate Daylight Savings Time, I was happy to sleep for another hour this morning. After waking with the dawn I pulled the covers over my head for shelter from the light and arranged the pillows for renewed comfortability. The next forty-five minutes were mine in slumber. Sleep is the drug. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. […]

CHICKEN MESSIAHS by Peter Nolan Smith

Several years ago the media covered a story about rat-infested aGreenwich Village KFC. The stock for Yum Corp, which owns the fast food chain along with Taco Bell, dropped fifty cents on the NYSE with the negative news and I felt bad, because for several years I had been a quality control inspector for KFC […]

Death Camps For The Old

During the fight to pass President Obama’s Affordable Healthcare Bill, the GOP accused the Democrats of having written a clause designed to create death camps for the elderly. This falsitude was promoted by Fox News to the believers in the Right and this week Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin proposed to cut funding for the […]