Profile of Ed Smith

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  • A culture of killing

    Actually, it began long before any of these, from the American Revolution to the “Indian Wars” to the Civil War to the settling of the American ...

  • The (b)ucket list

    I have such a list, too. Heading it would be being shot in my 90s by a jealous husband. That’s not something I’d need to do, of course, but it is ...

  • What’s past is past

    “The Rubaiyat” contains some of the most beautifully written and eloquent poetic lines ever composed in any language in any ...

  • The royal sendoff

    So, I bet, do you. It’s possible we share some of those peeves between us. One of yours, no doubt, is telemarketers who disrupt your meals and ...

  • Why I won’t be part of the Duggars pile-on

    The Duggars are the current example and arguably the most celebatorious. I don’t know if that’s a word or not. There are three ...

  • A time to plant

    The human cast headed by Canadian actor Rick Moranis and including Steve Martin is as funny and entertaining as you would expect. Whoa, I’m ...

  • Budgetary licence

    Truth is, I want to see what everybody and his puppy were saying. Didn’t want to simply spout what everyone else is thinking. You know, I want to ...

  • For deadbeat sons and daughters

    I don’t know how many of these there were, mind you. I left one, the Toronto Star, because they wouldn’t take back what they said to me. They ...

  • Whose line is this?

    (Just saw “The Count of Monte Cristo” for the first time since I saw it as a young man with my father. Absolutely wonderful story of a traitorous ...

  • Suggestions of mortality

    Adults are painfully aware of of the slings and arrows that go whizzing by us almost moment by moment. We have this niggling awareness of our ...