To Brian: Thank You

It is with very heavy hearts that we learned of friend Brian Doyle’s passing this morning. Brian’s humor and enormous spirit graced Smokebox often, with his first essay appearing in February 2002.  His most recent gift — “A Note On The Divinity of Bobby Murcer,”  the final contribution received before…

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Before The Hurricane • J.B. Hogan

“Mike checked out the area around the Blue Parrot. On his right, running up from the light brown, sandy beach, was a web of white string hammocks strung between large trees – this for, Mike had been told, travelers who crashed for almost nothing right on the beach. To his…

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Assemblage: 2017

So it’s been a bit of a tumble, this last year.  Life got slippery.  Good soldiers were lost.  The world definitely got weirder, louder and meaner.  Getting the original Smokebox rebuilt and then successfully migrated to a new home turned out to be pretty involved, and once the new version…

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Here, again

If you have found yourself here you have found the new home of Smokebox.  The original site which was designed in Adobe GoLive had become so obsolete as to become completely unmanageable without considerable time and money investments that weren’t in the cards.  Every effort has been taken to maintain…

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