Category Archives: holiday

April Fools Day 2020

My older brother was born on April 1. His profession is the Law. Five years ago he told my sister, also an attorney, that he would have no problem defending Satan or any other client as long as they paid his fees. My nephew was in an Ivy League. His tuition cost more than I […]

April Foolishness

Today a friend called to tell me that a business associate had been trampled by a herd of deer on his Easthampton property. I didn’t question the story and immediately phoned my associate. “Are you okay?” “Why wouldn’t I be okay.” My associate was a man of wealth. He was in love with his beautiful […]

Happy Padraic’s Day

Shot at the Stone Throne of Ballyconneeley 1997

ERIN GO BALI by Peter Nolan Smith

My first trip to Bali was in 1990. Most tourists gravitated to Kuta Beach for sea, sun, and fun. Being a pseudo-intellectual I opted for Ubud, an idyllic village of Legong dancers, ornate temples, and quiet evenings, where I rented a small house overlooking an idyllic stream. My house servant served breakfast in the morning. […]

The Holiday of Imbolc

Today Celts around the world celebrate Imbolc, the midway point between Winter Solstice and Spring Equinox. Groundhog Day is an adaption of that ancient Gaelic festival during which Cailleac, the hoary hag, decides how much longer winter will last. A nasty day means that the bad weather is almost over and today in New York […]