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A Jew Canoe

BET ON CRAZY – THE FOUR CS By Peter Nolan Smith [Kindle Edition]

In 1990 a friend in the New York’s Diamond District asked me to help him at his exchange. I knew nothing about diamonds other than Superman could squeeze coal to create them. Coal was a diamond after intense pressure changed its density. At first that was all I knew, but I slowly learned about the […]

BET ON CRAZY 1 by Peter Nolan Smith

I knew very little about diamonds as a child other than Superman could transform coal into diamonds with a squeeze of his hand and my father had bought a diamond ring for my mother. It was a hundredth of the size of the diamonds that Superman never gave to Lois Lane, but my mother loved […]

THE GUILT OF MOTHERS by Peter Nolan Smith

Back in the 90s I deserted New York to spend the Christmas holidays with my family on the South Shore. Despite my abandoned God as a child my mother persisted in requesting my attendance at Midnight Mass. It was a small sacrifice to the woman who brought me into this world and I always said, […]

BET ON CRAZY / The Blue Diamond Affair

In the autumn of 2008 Richie Boy opened our jewelry store in the Plaza Hotel’s Retail Collection. I thought we were going to coin a fortune. The Plaza was a legend. Rich people stayed there. It didn’t take me long to see a disaster looming on the horizon. The American economy was in the can […]