Category Archives: Sports

The Cage – West 4th Street 11/1/2023

< B-ball Over the years Two mornings ago I exited from the West 4th Street station Early for my eldercare of Professor Ollman. A forty year-old player spoke with two ballers. I had seen the bearded ace before. He had a great handle And even better shot. I asked if I could take a few […]

Pinball – Gaslight Inn – Park Slope – 1976

At 3 O’Clock I thought about going to Rockaways The day slipped away Seconds ticked into minutes. 4:16 I catch the B54 One stop later I calculated the time. Four hours Back and forth To and from Rockaway The next stop North Portland I get off Across the avenue Fort Greene Park A green lawn […]

GASLIGHT PINBALL by Peter Nolan Smith

Written Oct 6, 2013 Pinball was banned as a game of chance in New York City throughout most of the 20th Century. In 1976 a pinball wizard proved the contrary to a courtroom by calling out his shots to the amazed judges. The ace later acknowledged that his called shot was pure luck, however pinball […]


The Mayans have always inhabited Meso-America. Western archaeologists dated their presence back 10,000 years ago and their agrarian communities flourished in spurts governed climate swings, as the land was capable of maintaining a growing population. The culture reached its apex from 250 AD to 900 after which the civilizations of Copan and Tikal retreated from […]

Bringing The Title Back Home

In 2007 the USA failed to qualify for the finals of sailing’s most prestigious title, The America Cup, however Joey Chesnut of Potomac Falls, VA vanquished the six-time defending hot dog eating champ Takeru Kobayashi and brought the trophy back to the States.  At the annual Fourth of July eat-off the two finalists were tied […]