Category Archives: youth

The Birth Of Puberty

This morning the temperature in New York finally rose above freezing. This afternoon my longtime fiend AK phoned from Jupiter Beach. “It’ll be in the 80s later. We might go to the beach.” “Not a chance I’m swimming at the Rockaways till this summer.” The ocean was never warm off New York. “I called to […]

IRISH TWINS by Peter Nolan Smith

WHITE BIRD by It’s a Beautiful Day

Maynard G. Krebs made me a beatnik, but songs like WHITE BIRD transformed me into a long haired hippie. David LaFlamme’s plaintive song with the greatest violin solo of the psychedelic era has me hankering for LSD, although listening to this classic by It’s A Beautiful Day is enough to flashback to those days of […]

Rex Trailer’s Boomtown

Since the beginning of time humanity has risen from thousands to billions of people scattered across the globe. My memory of names and faces runs back into the 1950s. I never knew most of them, but as a youngest in Boston my Saturday mornings were enlivened by Bugs Bunny, the Young Rascals, the Bowery Boys […]

Le Necrophile

The biggest house in Quincy, Massachusetts was owned by a funeral director. His daughters were the most beautiful girls on the South Shore in 1967 and they introduced Cream to their admirers. I was one of them. So was an apprentice embalmer for their father. The other suitors joked that Adam made love to the […]