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THE GIFT OF UNGIVING by Peter Nolan Smith

Most of my landlord’s friends are married couples with kids. His wife and AP regularly invited them over to the Fort Greene Observatory for weekend lunches and evening drinks. I keep my distance from his guests, since my marital status is an enigma and after a few glasses I tend to recite a litany of […]

Cowgirl In The Sand

Halloween has nothing to do with Christianity. The Harvest Holiday originated way into BC. The Romans dedicated the feast to Pomona, the goddess of fruits and seeds, and the Celts celebrated the summer’s end with huge bonfires to evoke the blessing of the spirit world for the dark half of the year. Walking between the […]

Battle Of Long Island 1776

Back in late August 1972 my college friend Ptrov Sinski and I hitchhiked west from Seattle to Boston. A rancher left us off at exit 149, serving George, Washington, a small farming community surrounded by endless fields of ripening wheat. The two of us ignored the sign forbidding hitchhiking, but within ten minutes a Highway […]

General Fowler’s Statue

Last weekend an exhibition portraying the possible renovation of General Fowler’s Triangle was presented to the residents of Fort Greene. The proposed alterations included new trees, larger public space, and changing the location of the General’s statue. “I don’t know about that. I like the General just the way he is,” I told one of […]

Big Mouth White Boy

The Boston Celtics had assembled the Big Three to win the NBA Championship. In 2008 my team won the title behind Paul Pierce, Ray Allen, and Kevin Garnett with help from center Kendrick Perkins and the playmaking sensation Rajon Rondo. The Celtics met the LA Lakers in 2010 Finals to repeat their success. Kobe subbed […]