Category Archives: NEW YORK

Torah Torah Torah by Peter Nolan Smith

TORA TORA TORA was one of my mother’s favorite films. The infamy of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor burned bright in her memory. Her friends from Jamaica Plain enlisted in the Marines, Army, and Navy by the scores. Many of them failed to return to Boston. Their bodies rest on islands across the Pacific. […]

A Walk On A Bridge

On a grey November afternoon I was not in the best of moods. I hid my sadness with smiles and buried my sorrow with alcohol. Life was hardly worth living. I hadn’t seen my children for over a year. I missed them more and more with each passing day. Especially little Fenway. And Angie. They […]

Aborted Concorde Landing

My apartment on East 10th Street was a good 45 minute drive from JFK airport. Maybe 12 miles as the crow flies from point A to point B. My building took its time waking up in the morning. The residents worked late and partied till dawn. Not everyone in New York were so dedicated to […]

The New 50 is the Old 50

Men celebrate their 50th birthday. Women avoid any mention of age. Men don’t care. To them fifty is the old age of youth and the youth of old age. 50 came as a surprise to me and I started the party in Pattaya to Bangkok to New York to Boston and finally Watchic Pond in […]

Lets Play Two

The Yankee destiny was built on a single trade, when the owner of the Red Sox sold Babe Ruth to finance a Broadway production of NO NO NANETTE. $200,000 for a flop and the curse lasted 68 years. While the Sultan of Swat might have been the most memorable hitter of the Damn Yankees, over […]