Category Archives: youth

Young Charlotte

Charlotte Rampling Forever a goddess.

The Vanishing of Belief

My Aunt Gloria loved to tell the story about my baptism. The christening was on a hot June day in 1952. Her husband was my godfather. He wore Marine officer whites and a smile. Uncle Jack was glad to be back from Korea. He was lucky to have survived the Chosin Reservoir. The priest recited […]

Big Penis Good Luck

My childhood house in Maine shows up on GoogleEarth. It’s the fifth house from the bluffs overlooking Portland Harbor. To be truthful I’m never sure if it’s the right one, since most homes in the suburbs look the same. Same houses, same lives, same desires, however several years ago an 18 year-old Briton on the […]

SNOW DAY by Peter Nolan Smith

This morning I woke up to a heavy snow falling fast on the Fort Greene Observatory and I asked the head curator AP, if he was sending his two young children to school. “Of course I am.” AP worked from home and his kids like all kids were attention-seekers. “So no snow day?” The blizzard […]

MEETING ARTHUR by Peter Nolan Smith

In the summer of 1979 I was going out with a blonde model from Buffalo. One night Lisa came back to my apartment on East 10th Street late. Her hair looked tousled by a hurricane and a button was missing from her shirt. I checked the clock on the wall. It was after 3am. Lisa […]