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THE EYE OF THE STORM by Peter Nolan Smith

In early September of 1960 Hurricane Donna struck New England as a category 2/3 storm. The radio station WBZ announced numerous school closing led by Beaver County Day School and closely followed by my primary school on the South Shore, Our Lady of the Foothills. My older brother and I were happy to stay home. […]

Whence Comes the Storm

In 1978 I lived on East 10th Street with my girlfriend, a hillbilly from West Virginia. The bedroom of our 3rd floor apartment was situated on the airshaft. An actor friend lived on the 5th floor. Every night the building shivered with the screams of a woman in orgasm. This cascade of cries of ‘oh […]

Get out of town

Canal Street New Orleans 1904 Hurricane Gustav has gathered strength over Cuba and this category-4 storm is barreling across the Caribbean in the direction of disaster hub, New Orleans. The local, state, and federal governments have learned the lesson of Katrina well. In order to avoid the calamity of 2005 residents have been ordered to […]

Palm Beach Neighbors

I staying two streets from Donald Trump’s estate, a baroque vision of opulence overlooking the roundabout spinning traffic north, south or west along the barrier island. I’m house-sitting the old stable of the Woolworth estate. The main house has been divided in two. The remaining property apportioned to smaller luxurious houses providing safe haven for […]