Category Archives: NEW YORK

A Shotgun and Two Jugs of Moonshine

On my 64th birthday I bought a shotgun with enough rounds to clear the streets of New York. Things were getting bad. If I didn’t get out of the city now, I was never getting out of here. Thankfully I have two plastic jugs on moonshine. They would help get me close to the Mississippi. […]

Warfare In America

President George W Bush rightfully understood that the attacks on 9/11 were acts of war, but the hijackers were not soldiers from a foreign land. The nineteen ‘terrorists’ had been organized by a shadowy cabal affiliated with Osama Bin Ladin’s Al-Qaada into four separate cells, each with a different target. After the collapse of the […]

BLACK DOG DEAD by Peter Nolan Smith

Wall Street collapsed in the fall of 2008 The whys were discussed by countless TV analysts without a single mention of greed and the government equally appeared out of touch with the economic disaster. The catastrophe had no effect on me. I had spent the summer in Palm Beach looking after of a rich friend’s […]

TRASH FIORUCCI by Peter Nolan Smith

In the late-70s the windows of Fiorucci on East 60th Street featured the latest flash fashion from Italy. These trendy threads guaranteed almost immediate entrance into Studio 54 or any exclusive disco in Manhattan. The manager was a swishy part-time singer on the downtown scene. Joey ran the store with an iron glove. One afternoon […]

THE TRUE REWARD OF A LIE by Peter Nolan Smith

The flight from Bangkok via Taipei and Anchorage to JFK lasted almost 36 hours. I wished the trip had taken even longer, however we landed on time ending the longest Sunday of my life. The immigration officer asked how long I had been out of the country. “Seven years.” All of it in Thailand. “Welcome […]