Category Archives: Palm Beach

Cockroach Holocaust

My old house on Moo 9 in Pattaya had all kinds of birds, butterflies, snakes, and insects. My East Village apartment only had mice and cockroaches. The latter badly infested the tenement flat in 1995 like Israelis taking over Palestine. The management sprayed my place and the old Puerto Rican lady’s apartment with a deadly […]

Palm Beach Neighbors

In the summer of 2009 I was house-sitting the old stable of the Woolworth estate in Palm Beach. The main house has been divided in two. The remaining property apportioned to smaller luxurious houses providing safe haven for the mega-rich. A few blocks away was Donald Trump’s estate, Mar-De-Lago. The baroque vision of opulence overlooked […]

Rainbow off Palm Beach

The pot of gold at the end of the rainbow is usually in the backyard of a mansion although in this case it must be a pirate treasure frolicking along the current of the Gulf Stream. Palm Beach 02/2011

Palm Beach Off Season / Not everyone is what they seem

During the 2008 NBA playoffs I escaped the luxurious confines of Palm Beach to watch the Celtics versus the Lakers at my friend’s house in Jupiter Beach. I patted Pom Pom on the head. “You be a good dog.” It was an impossible request. The Airedale had been rescued from a Riviera Beach crack house. […]

BRING ON THE REVOLUTION by Peter Nolan Smith

Last week I went out to eat with my nephews and their parents at a Mexican restaurant on Okochobee Boulevard in west Palm Beach. The conversation gravitated to sports; baseball for Trey, golf for Reese, and basketball for their father and me. Their mother was happy to be left in peace. After dinner we stepped […]