Tag Archives: junkies

TOO LATE FOR THE HAIGHT by Peter Nolan Smith

The bus from Sacramento crossed the bay in light traffic. Most people in the Bay Area had off Memorial Day. The uniformed driver veered off the bridge and entered the TransBay Terminal. Once he parked in the depot, I grabbed my bag from the underneath storage compartment and entered the station. Holiday passengers were forming […]

9th Floor by Jessica Dimmock

My friend Shannon Greer sent a link for THE NINETH FLOOR by Jessica Dimmock. The site describes the series of photos as documenting a group of addicts who moved into the apartment of a former millionaire in a wealthy neighborhood in downtown Manhattan. Joe Smith, in his mid 60s, allowed a young addict to move […]

GHOUL OF PARIS by Peter Nolan Smith

The 1980s are thirty years in the past. Few people remember that era of errors and when I tell stories, the listeners suspect that I’m lying about jumping off cliffs at the Quincy Quarries or nearly making love with Darryl Hannah in Jamaica or even watching bears eat garbage at a dump in Maine. I […]

The Truth About Whores

“Beware of whores that don’t want money. The Hell they don’t. What they mean is that they want more money.” William Burroughs. I miss seeing William Burroughs shambling through Grand Central Station in the late afternoon. I miss junkies too. The other night I was at Elk Gallery on Crosby Street. Jocko Weyland was curating […]