Profile of Ed Smith

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  • Back to the future

    That’s the speed with which change, driven by run-away technology, is being forced upon us. At this point in time, the present, it feels like ...

  • Ed Smith: Comedy of errors

    I won’t attempt to identify them all, but idiot, fool, clown, maniac and as-stun-as-me-arse come to mind. The latter descriptive noun comes from ...

  • Ed Smith: For the greater glory

    On a trip to Toronto in 1948, he saw a movie, “Rose-Marie,” about a stalwart Canadian Mountie and the woman he loved, set in the Canadian ...

  • Ed Smith: Trump’s folly

    Then Donald very quickly donned the mantle of a duck With his silly quack-quack parodies and stupid jokes — yuk, yuk. But the lustre started ...

  • Ed Smith: Canadian cream rising

    Suddenly it’s time for the Blue Jays game and I depart the Rio de Janeiro premises. Olympics come and go in a couple of weeks but the Blue Jays ...

  • Ed Smith: I got mail!

    These are generally not responses to columns at all, but notices from commercial interests and retailers advertising their products. They are a ...

  • Ed Smith: Hobson’s choice

    I think I mentioned once that some nice fellow, a sure-enough Trump follower, wrote The Telegram to say that I was a hate-mongering old cripple. ...

  • Ed Smith: As the stomach turns

    What was happening with the Republican convention last week (I did warn you, sorry, about your supper) is a good example of what happens to your ...

  • Ed Smith: Maintaining the right

    If I were an American I think I’d be doubly scared. I don’t know what “doubly scared to death” would mean. Is it possible to be “doubly dead”? ...

  • Ed Smith: The job’s the thing

    In my first teaching job, I made $90 a month, which was roughly what my parents charged me for room and board. You know very well they charged me ...