Category Archives: Health

NOTHING BETTER THAN PIZZA by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in 1995 I left the USA after the death of my younger brother. My plan was to visit the holiest places in Asia to expiate Michael’s sins. I was a non-believer, but felt this pilgrimage would help his soul on the other side. By late August I was residing in old Yunnan city of […]

I Love My Sleep

As much as I hate Daylight Savings Time, I was happy to sleep 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 belonged to a blissful slumber. Sleep is the drug. ZZZZZZZZZZZZ. […]

The Comfort Of A Siesta

Last week I worked every day 8 to 5 at my cousin’s metal shop. I cut bronze with a band saw, picked up steel from a Newtown Creek foundry, installed bathroom fixtures at a West 14th Street luxury condo, and delivered decorative storage bins to the patio of a 5th Avenue penthouse. The work was […]

An Orgasm of Sneezes

Der Speyer by FX Messerschmidt. Franz Xavier Messerschmidt stunned the Baroque Age with his sculptures of contorted facial expressions. The artist lost favor with the Viennese court and he retreated to Swabian Alps to complete the 64 studies while studying necromancy under the influence of the pagan prophet Hermes Trismegistus. My Art 101 professor at […]

Mustard Plaster – Covid 19

Aside from Europeans singing from their balconies, one of the worst phenomenas of the Covid 19 pandemic has been the misinformation about how to treat the virus on the Internet. Suddenly everyone thinks they went to Harvard Medical School. Holding your breath for ten seconds. It’s just a hoax. Malaria pills stop the virus. And […]