Category Archives: New England

Tom Brady Is So Cool

In the Teddy Bruschi home game shirt which I found thrown out on South Oxford Street a year ago. Freshly laundered. Yesterday with the Patriots down two TDs against the Ravens I broke tradition and phoned a friend. This potentially dangerous breach of the superstition code paid off big time and the Patriots won against […]

COLD AS IT GETS by Peter Nolan Smith

Mount Washington was far from the tallest mountain on the face of the Earth, however the summit observatory had recorded the strongest wind ever measured on the planet at 231 mph or 372 km/hr. Winter temperatures on Agiocochook, or “Home of the Great Spirit” regularly dropped as low as -50F. Death from hypothermia can occur […]

The SS Showboat Mayflower Nantasket

Throughout the early part of the 20th Century a fleet of side wheel steamers plied the waters of Boston harbor. The flotilla was reduced to one by a fire in 1919, but the Mayflower ran to Nantasket Beach until 1948. After its decommission its new owner hauled the white-hulled ship close to shore and opened […]

REST STOP by P. Nolan Smith

On Saturday I traveled north from New York on a Chinese bus. Greyhound really. They charge $25. 7am departure. I fell asleep on the Williamsburg Bridge and woke in the Storrs Hills on Connecticut The driver was pulling into Burger King. “Ten minutes.” I walked inside. Mickie D’s rival was offering a breakfast burrito. I […]

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 […]