Category Archives: Nature

THE HOLE OF HEAVEN by Peter Nolan Smith

According to the Old Testament God banished Adam and Eve from Eden for eating apples and their Original Sin condemned future generations to this mortal coil, however humans have defied this divine decree with repeated attempts to recreate Heaven on Earth. Most of these utopias have been short-lived, because nothing irked true believers more than […]

Drunken Beach Tans

Few better tans than the drunken beach tan. Scarlet flesh. Parboiled by the sun. And I know its lash. Fire Island. 1997. Only for an hour. Ouch.

Spring Equinox 2016

Last year was a fierce winter. Snow came early and the cold stayed late. On several occasions I exited from the Fort Greene Observatory in my ski gear, which was good for -20 Fahrenheit. This winter New Yorkers prepared for the worst, but we were spared the last year’s harshness. Only one real blizzard and […]

Moby WTF

Several Palm Sundays ago I woke with an urge to see the ocean. It was a sunny day. The Hamptons were too far away for a day trip, however Rockaway Beach was close. When I told my roommate about the excursion, Vladmar laughed at me, “Rockaway Beach not ocean. It is song from Ramones.” “It’s […]

Caveman Love

There is no proof of cavemen ie Neanderthals or Cromagnons dragging women by their hair. No Neolithic paintings support this fallacy. But the Rape of the Sabine? That’s a legend based on factual hearsay.