Profile of Ed Smith

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  • The financial twilight zone

    The view from here - They call it "the Golden Years." Most people are happy to reach that coveted time in one's life, but having made it, many of ...

  • A rose by any other name

    The view from here - It's time we had some straight talk about gas. Everyone's talking about the high price of gas. What everyone may not be ...

  • All take, no give

    I don't believe rising oil prices have anything to do with shortages. I do believe it has everything to do with greed, the greed of the big oil ...

  • From the sublime to the ridiculous

    The view from here - If Forbes and David Letterman can do it, so can I. Here, then, is my top seven list of commercials seen on television, good ...

  • A pair of horses' asses started it all

    The view from here - Horses' asses, it seems, are everywhere. So that this is better understood, allow me to define "horse's ass." It's important ...

  • Adding up my banking career

    The view from here - Mother and I had an interesting discussion a few nights ago. We have lots of opportunity for interesting talks, given that I ...

  • The daily news

    Two news items grabbed me last week. They're not related, far as I know, but then what do I know? It's something like the streets of New York. ...

  • Coals of fire

    The view from here - We all owe Capt. Brian Davies a complete and sincere apology. "We" includes the Canadian government, the sealers and ...

  • The backyard writer

    The view from here - I was just about to make a terrible mistake. I had started to write a column on the various classes of poets and writers in ...

  • Rowling, Tom Clancy and me

    The view from here - I get this said to me all the time. Well, perhaps not all the time. Perhaps only half the time. Once a month. "Are you ...