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Mea Culpa Yom Kippur

Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement on which the tribe fasts and goes to temple to privately confess your evil deed, thus earning a tabla rasa for another year to repeat the ways of the flesh in violation of the Ten Commandments. Personally I wouldn’t go to temple, since attendance is the surest […]

Berth on Nantucket

Frank Sinatra brought his 21 year-old bride Mia Farrow to Nantucket on a rented yacht. My family was holidaying on that mythic isle at the same time. Mia had just finished filming ROSEMARY’S BABY. Mia Farrow was five years older than me. Not like Frank Sinatra, but my love was reserved for Janet Stetson, who […]

MY WAY my way

I love Frank Sinatra’s MY WAY, which was reprised from the French song “Comme d’habitude” composed by Claude François and Jacques Revaux. The American words were written by Paul Anka and blisslessly adapted by Sid Vicious. At 61 I’m ready to do my version. I FUCKED IT UP MY WAY And now I’m no longer […]

ONLY A FEW REGRETS by Peter Nolan Smith

“Regrets I have a few, but not too few to mention.” Frank Sinatra sang in MY WAY. I myself only have regrets about the things I have not done for I can live with those I have done; the good, the bad, and the in-between, however other people are not so self-forgiving. The other day […]

The Words of Sinatra

1956 “Get your hand off the suit, creep.” To House Speaker Sam Rayburn, at the Democratic National Convention, as Rayburn requested Sinatra sing The Yellow Rose of Texas. 1963 Asked about his religious beliefs, Frank Sinatra tells Playboy magazine: “I’m for anything that gets you through the night, be it prayer, tranquilizers, or a bottle […]