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DEMO DERBY Paintings by Jane Dickson / Writing by Peter Nolan Smith

On a summer night in 1969 a high school friend Dave Quaan drove my older brother, next-door neighbor and me to Norwood Arena in his family’s station wagon. The Ford Country Squire hit its top speed of 115 on Route 128. We got off the highway at US 1 and drove south to a ball […]

ON THE SOUTH SHORE: From Neponset to Nantasket – Kindle Edition

I was lucky enough to live through the 1960s as a teenager on the South Shore of Boston. Home was still home to us. My friends and I led charmed lives at the Quincy Quarries, Surf Nantasket, and Wollaston Beach ON THE SOUTH SHORE recounts those lives. The time was short, but retelling these tales […]

DEMO DERBY REDUX by Peter Nolan Smith

Last August I weekended in Montauk with Richie Boy. As we left his bungalow off Ditch Plains, the diamond dealer handed me the keys to his Mercedes SUV. “You drive into the city.” The two of us had had a long night at the Liar’s Bar in Montauk. “You sure you want me to drive.” […]