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FLUTE THING By Peter Nolan Smith

In the Spring of 1969 I ran for president of the South Shore CYO Deanery. My older brother was the incumbent and my election was close to unanimous. Mid-summer summer I met with the other officers at the CYO headquarters in Weymouth to plan out our event schedule for autumn, winter, and spring. The previous […]


Back in 1995 I left the USA after the death of my younger brother. My plan was to visit the holiest places in Asia to expiate Michael’s sins. I was a non-believer, but felt this pilgrimage would help his soul on the other side. By late August I was residing in old Yunnan city of […]

The Balance of Excess

Back in the late 80s Gold Gyms opened a place on Lafayette Street in the East Village. I hadn’t thought anyone would go in such a counter-culture neighborhood, but within three days the place was packed by punks, artists, dancers, bankers et al. “I played basketball. Street. Gyms were my thing. Each to his own, […]

Best Pizza in Pattaya

When I first came to Asia, I thought bread wouldn’t pass my lips until my round-the-world ticket brought me to the baguettes of Paris. I was wrong. In Biak the end of the world where the sea mirrored a flat blue sky, the Javanese store sold bread. As white as Wonderbread. Soft and squishy. Malaysia had […]