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NOT A CHANCE by Peter Nolan Smith

On December 24, 1984 I flew home from Paris to celebrate Christmas with my family in Boston. After the holiday I trained south to New York and my apartment in East Village. The falling snow prettified the concrete city. I arrived at 256 East 10th Street at sunset. My Yamaha 650 was buried under a […]

Cave Women Of The Ice Age

# 1 has to be Raquel Welch from 1,000,000 BC. Blonde. Great Hair. And no dirt. This female humanoid is the darling of the anthropologists. Call me old fashioned, but I prefer Lorna the Fair One. Or Carole Landis from 1,000,000 BC (1940) Then there is Darryl Hannah from CLAN OF THE CAVE BEAR. We […]

AN ISLAND BEAUTY by Peter Nolan Smith on KINDLE

A movie actor friend once explained the pecking order on an actress’ wish list. “In the first hour of a party she works the producers, the next thirty minutes are dedicated to the directors, and finally she’ll flirt with leading men, but under no circumstances will be ever go home with a writer. They are […]

Old Black Magic of Siam

Four years my friend, Pi-Noi brought his work crew down from Ban Nok to install an air-conditioning system in a Pattaya bar. The 400-kilometer drive gave them a healthy thirst and that night under my mango tree we drank a case of Chang Beer. Nearing midnight the bottles were empty, but the out-of-towners wanted more […]

NOT A CHANCE by Peter Nolan Smith

In 1984 I flew home from Paris for Christmas in Boston. After the holiday I headed south to New York. The East Village to be exact. New snow prettified Tompkins Square Park. Tomorrow it would be cold dirty slush. I had $200. Florida was 1200 miles away. Hitchhiking to Miami Beach took as long as […]