Category Archives: Nature

Autumn Stonehenge

The ancient Druids studied the movements of the Cosmos for millenium before the construction of Stonehenge. The earliest potholes date back to 8000 BC. The designs were laid out to measure the passage of the Sun. Two days ago the sun shone between the two autumn stones as it had thousands of times marking the […]

THE EYE OF THE STORM by Peter Nolan Smith

In early September of 1960 Hurricane Donna struck New England as a category 2/3 storm. The radio station WBZ announced numerous school closing led by Beaver County Day School and closely followed by my primary school on the South Shore, Our Lady of the Foothills. My older brother and I were happy to stay home. […]

THE HOLE OF HEAVEN by Peter Nolan Smith

According to the Old Testament God banished Adam and Eve from Eden for eating the forbidden apple and this Original Sin exiled their descendants to this mortal coil, however humans have repeatedly defied this divine decree with attempts to recreate Heaven on Earth and in 1965 the teenagers of Boston’s South Shore made out at […]

Bridges On The Hudson

The Kaaterskil Creek flows east out of the Catskill Mountains into the Hudson. The creek has existed since the Ice Age. The primordial Glacial Shield destroyed the mountains. Granite tops their ruined peaks. A land of wonder. In the 1840s Thomas Cole immortalized the view of the mountain ridges from his veranda in Catskill. The […]

HIPPIE BEACH BUMS by Peter Nolan Smith

Every evening the breeze off the Pacific wreathed the coastal towns north of San Diego in a thin mist. The July mist wreathed the towns north of San Diego and a clear dew clung to the flowers well through the morning. Some time before noon the sun pierced the overcast and its rays evaporated the […]