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Wind River Mountains 1998

Wind River Mountains 1998 In the Spring of 1998 my 78 year-old father and I embarked on a road trip through Wyoming and Montana. We picked up a rented car in Bozeman, Montana and stopped the first night in Chico Hot Springs. The next morning the two of us continued down Paradise Valley to Yellowstone […]

Loneliness On The Day Of Love

The snow fell in silence. The clots of flakes feathered sidewalks floes. Snow shovels scrapped on the concrete. I threw out no salt. Drifts collected by the bottom of brownstones. No one came to shovel it away. That was an old man’s job. Mine. Snow loves the cold. I have good gear against winter. I […]

The New Ice Age

Most people in the world accept the threat of Climate Change or Global Warming, however over 13% of Americans along with the Saudis and Indonesians deny that the rampant greed of Mankind has any effect on the weather and another 40% of my countrymen are agnostics. Right-wing newspapers report the expansion of glaciers, while scientists […]

Italians To Go

If I could click my heels and be anywhere in the USA, my # 1 destination would be Watchic Lake in Maine. My grandfather and his friends dammed a stream at Watchic’s western end to create a lake by building a dam in the 1920s. He built a log cabin for his family and I’ve […]

BLESS ME FATHER by Peter Nolan Smith

My First Holy Communion and Confirmation of Faith to the Catholic Church took place at a church in Maine in 1960. My mother dressed me in white to symbolize the purity of my soul, although she had me wear a red jacket with a black velvet lapel. I had a fight with my best friend […]