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The Warmth Of Winter

Last Wednesday the weather in New York was a record sunny 76F. Today is a rainy 40 degrees. Comm Ave in Boston isn’t much better. It’s even colder. 36F. Portland Maine is offering a classic slushy snow freezing temperatures. Of course winter really winter until you reach the end of Route 1 in Fort Kent, […]

THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN NORTHERN MAINE by Peter Nolan Smith

Scientists first warned the world about global warming with an 1975 article published in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. ?Inadvertent climate modification? sounded like gobbledygook to the common man, who was more terrified by the possibility of a ?nuclear winter? produced by an atomic bomb exchange between the USA and USSR and American oil producers pooh-bayed the National […]

Still Winter In March

Last week I braved a Nor-easter snowstorm and crossed Brooklyn to lunch with Dave Henderson in Williamsburg. I had thought winter was over. I was wrong. My clothes were soaked by the slushy rain and the vortex sculptor asked opening his studio door. “How is it out there?” “Wet, heavy, and white like a check-out […]

THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN NORTHERN MAINE by Peter Nolan Smith

Scientists first warned the world about global warming with an 1975 article published in SCIENTIFIC AMERICAN. ‘Inadvertent climate modification’ sounded like gobbledygook to the common man, who was more terrified by the possibility of a ‘nuclear winter’ produced by an atomic bomb exchange between the USA and USSR and American oil producers pooh-bayed the National […]

Excerpt from THE PRETTIEST GIRL IN MAINE by Peter Nolan Smith

Old US 1 ended at its northern terminus of Fort Kent. Key West was 2377 miles to the South. Snow drifted chest-deep against the houses. Philippe tested his new jacket. “It works.” “I wouldn’t expect anything else from LL Bean.” I was wearing layers. Heavy boots were a must. We had reached winter and night […]