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Dead Boys Who?

This Halloween weekend I traveled to Cleveland for my nephew’s wedding. I arrived on Friday afternoon and left Sunday at noon. I asked scores of Cleveland natives if they had ever heard of The Dead Boys, the fiery rebellious punk band from the shores of Lake Eire. “Sonic Reducer.” The song is considered a punk […]

Cleveland Ho

In April of 2011 I drove south from New York to the Northern Fork in Virginia. Ms. Carolina was recovering from yet-another battle with cancer. Her husband thought my visit might cheer up the blonde beauty. The Potomac River was cold, but I jumped from their dock into the frigid water. Ms. Carolina laughed at […]

10 Cent Beer Night

Nothing says fun like 10 Cent Beer Night at Cleveland Stadium. 35 years ago the Indians were drawing 8000 a game. The executives came up with the promo of 10 cent Strohs Beer. June 4, 1974 as much beer as you can drink. The late MEET THE PRESS commentator Tim Russert attended the game. “I […]

FLATLANDS by Peter Nolan Smith

I-90 weaved over the gentle Berkshires in the shadow of Mount Greylock and dropped into the tree-drunk Hudson Valley. The smooth lanes shadowed the ancient Mohawk Trail past the cities of northern New York and the escort of low hills faltered after the Finger Lakes, as the interstate straightened out on fertile farmland between Phelps […]

THE FLATLANDS by Peter Nolan Smith

I-90 weaved over the Berkshires into the tree-drunk Hudson Valley and the smooth highway shadowed the ancient Mohawk Trail past the cities of northern New York. The escort of gentle hills faltered after the Finger Lakes and the interstate straightened out across fertile farmland between Phelps and Batavia. AK was at the wheel of the […]