Category Archives: Palm Beach

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 […]

Our Lady of Palm Beach MIA

In the summer of 2008 I took care of an 8 year-old Airedale in Palm Beach. The owners had rescued her from a shelter. Pom Pom was a little crazy. She liked to growl at people and loved biting little manicured dogs. My friend Lisa thought Pom Pom was a frat dog raised by college […]

OFF-SEASON by Peter Nolan Smith

In late-April of 2008 I left Thailand after a ten-year stay. My two families accompanied me to the sprawling Bangkok airport. Happy European tourists were heading home from vacations. I kissed my children good-bye and hid the tears by burying my head in Mam’s neck. Her belly was swollen with our new baby. My other […]

Mission Underwear Control

Eight summers ago I was living in Palm Beach. The off-season population of that wealthy enclave shrank to 10% of its winter height. A few of the fabulously rich remained in their mansions during the off-season and they ventured outdoors once a week to shop at the Publix supermarket off Royal Palm. Mostly I saw […]

Palm Beach Wake

Several years ago friend was invited to the funeral of her ex-husband’s brother. Alice had spent 18 years with her ex. After contemplating the various scenarios, she deigned to send flowers as her representative at the wake. Here’s her email After Bad Bob’s description of the insane weekend with my former husband and in laws, […]