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So Much Older Then

“Why do men die before women?” “Because they want to.” It’s an old joke but very truthful, for yesterday afternoon I visited my father in an Alzheimer’s hospice. My father was the only male in the renovated mansion. The rest of the residents are women. No one has any idea where the hell they are. […]

The New 50 is the Old 50

Men celebrate their 50th birthday. Women avoid any mention of age. Men don’t care. To them fifty is the old age of youth and the youth of old age. 50 came as a surprise to me and I started the party in Pattaya to Bangkok to New York to Boston and finally Watchic Pond in […]

THE AMNESIA OF ME by Peter Nolan Smith

Eight years ago I was sitting on Pattaya’s notorious Soi 6 listening to SOMEBODY TO LOVE6. As I grooved to the Jefferson Airplane’s hit, a trio of sub-20 Thai girls had invited me to visit an upstairs short-time room. “You sexy man. How old you? 40?” asked the youngest. Even through beer goggles my mirror […]

THE BACK OF MIDDLE AGE by Peter Nolan Smith

Three years ago my friend George Wrage celebrated his 50th Birthday. I’ve known him since 1978. We worked together at Hurrah. I was the doorman and he was the ticket taker. We came up with the scam of reselling tickets for sell-outs. It was a good gig until another doorman snitched us out after we […]

Brooklyn Tony ON GETTING OLDER:

Brooklyn Tony was sitting on a park bench munching on one candy bar after another. After the 6th candy bar a man on the bench opposite him said, “Son, you know eating all that candy isn’t good for you. It will give you acne, rot your teeth, and make you fat.” Brooklyn Tony replied, “You […]