Tag Archives: new york

Times of Nothing

Thanks to Daylight Savings Time sunset came an hour earlier this evening. Several years ago I was working at a diamond store off 5th Avenue. A good address. Not 47th Street. Dusk was always a little scary from November to March and one afternoon I received a phone call from a friend in Bruxelles. “Are […]

TONIGHT IS NOT HALLOWEEN

Halloween has been celebrated on Oct. 31 for most of my entire life, but last year a Connecticut State representative floated an ill-conceived idea to schedule the holiday to fall on a weekend. “Halloween is fun night for the whole family, but not so much when you have to race home from work, get the […]

Warfare In America

President George W Bush rightfully understood that the attacks on 9/11 were acts of war, but the hijackers were not soldiers from a foreign land. The nineteen ‘terrorists’ had been organized by a shadowy cabal affiliated with Osama Bin Ladin’s Al-Qaada into four separate cells, each with a different target. After the collapse of the […]

Good German /Bet On Crazy

The Tri-State TV meteorologists had an easy job during the Spring of 2008. Rain drenched New York day after day throughout April and May. Mushrooms sprouted from the sidewalks and moss covered the trees, as long trough of fronts anchored over the East Coast. The rainfall broke records for each month. Many people blamed the […]

A DAY FAR FROM NORMAL by Peter Nolan Smith

That morning a jet roared above the East Village. I opened my eyes. Lots of planes and helicopters flew over Manhattan. None of them ever this low or fast or loud. Thirty seconds later my apartment windows shook with a muffled thud that sounded more a boom than a crash. The children in the alley […]