Tag Archives: basketball

Isla Mujeres B-Ball 1988

In 1988 a hurricane had savagely struck the Yucatan. There were ships in the center of Isla Mujeres across from the basketball court, where me y la mayans played against the Italian under-21 National Women’s team. We said play them like gentlemen. The first time down the court the 6-2 forward threw an elbow at […]

Pocket Radio

The following day my father brought home two crystal radio sets shaped as rockets. They were made in Japan. My father was an electrical engineer with New England Bell and explained their workings, “You attached alligator clips to a metal object. The signal is transmitted to the antenna and you tuned the radio with a […]

No D Obama

The white media in America has suggested that the GOP landslide was a repudiation of the President. ISIS, Ebola, teenage immigrants, gay marriage, and global warming taxed the brains of overworked and underpaid white males who only have time to watch Fox News before they crash into their beds in a Bud Lite beer haze. […]

HANDS OF BRICK by Peter Nolan Smith on Kindle

HANDS OF BRICK a a three-story collection of the game of hoops. Hockey and baseball have long been New England’s two favorite sports, since they offered outdoor entertainment to young boys in the seasons of good sledding and bad sledding. Our gods played in Fenway Park and the Boston Garden, but one night a radio […]

HANDS OF BRICK by Peter Nolan Smith

Hockey and baseball have long been New England’s two favorite sports, since they offered outdoor entertainment to young boys in the seaons of good sledding and bad sledding. Our gods played in Fenway Park and the Boston Garden, but one night a radio announcer’s raspy voice introduced the world of basketball and Johnny Most sunk […]