Sam Smith - Writing to a friend recently, I noted that there was a strange similarity between those like myself in our 80s and teenagers, namely that our society can't figure out how to deal with either of us. It has slowly been dawning on me that 80 somethings are not considered particularly necessary or … Continue reading Just a thought. . .
Making DC safe for poetry
Sam Smith - I saved the tape from a late 1950s news conference held by Harvey Rosenberg, member of the DC and Texas bar, who had been hired the previous evening to represent the Coffee 'n' Confusion Cafe. The DC government was trying to shut it down. Although there were already perhaps 1,000 … Continue reading Making DC safe for poetry
Getting the counterculture out of the closet
Sam Smith 2012 I know it’s not really my business but since no one else seems interested, I thought I would start a counterculture. I also know that countercultures are meant to vast in size, vague in origins, and viral in creation. But these are not ordinary times. We are organized by Facebook, communicate with … Continue reading Getting the counterculture out of the closet