Tag Archives: Pattaya

THE PIGPEN A GO GO by Peter Nolan Smith

Life is the sum of a person’s experiences. Work and family dominate the sculpting of a soul. Days are defined by routine and years by the seasons and weather. En masse we are the same, but different thanks to our participation in special events liberating our souls from the shackles of perpetual monotony. Woodstock lasted […]

Better Dead Than Alive

Back in September of 2007 I was coming home from visiting Mint in Jomtien Beach. Our affair had lasted almost a year and showed no signs of losing steam. She had her place and I had mine. We rarely slept together. Mint said it was because I was in love with my ex-wife. I told […]

5th Commandment in Pattaya

Last night a major player was assasinated in Pattaya. The city official from a neighboring town was driving his Isuzu pick-up. The killers a cheap bike. Two bullets broke the window and stole the man’s life. Two clicks of the fingers. I heard about the murder from two off-duty cops. They murmured the urban official was involved in […]

AN ITALIAN PLAN by Peter Nolan Smith

The winter of 1987 was cold enough to freeze the Housatonic River passing through the Kent Hills and the town erected an elaborate float on the thick ice. Its sinking signaled the coming of spring and the townspeople organized a pool to reward the person who guessed the date of the ice could no longer […]

NAPS OF THAILAND by Peter Nolan Smith

When a Chinese general was asked about the defeat of the People’s Army by the Vietnamese in 1979, he replied, “We get up at 5am and they get up at 4.” The draconian work ethic of NVA seemed to have been sapped by the torrid climes closer to the equator, because Thais and Laotians are […]