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A MOTHER’S LAST WISH by Peter Nolan Smith

After the last holidays of 2006 my mother entered the final stages of her battle with cancer. These last rounds were not a pretty site, but her beauty remained intact to the end. Several days after the New Year my mother held my hand and said, “I’m so happy I made Christmas.” “Me too.” I […]

Happy Padraic Day 2010

My most difficult decision this morning was whether to wear a black leather jacket or a green plaid suit coat. I’ll be drinking at an East Village bar at 2 pm. My choice was green plaid. Up the rebels as my sainted mother said pouring the food coloring dye into the milk. Leprechauns. My first […]