Profile of Ed Smith

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  • Religion, sex and other dangerous topics

    That means one of every four readers out of a total circulation of 780 found my “General Interest” pieces to be more interesting than did the ...

  • Reigning cats and dogs

    Dogs are a different matter altogether. I have had a dog since I was a small boy. Never once has a dog hissed at me, or bared its claws or glared ...

  • ‘You’re it!’ American politics explained

    I just wish the sun would shine as brightly on the American system for choosing a president. And then perhaps I would begin to get a glimmer of ...

  • In all things, clarity

    A hooker line in an article or column is designed to grab your attention and keep you reading, such as that first line above. Didn’t do it for ...

  • Terms of endearment

    “Thank you, my love,” he said, and turned to leave. A cold, hard voice brought him up short. “Do not talk to me like that!” She was definitely ...

  • A match made in…?

    A case in point is the current picture making the media rounds announcing the engagement of one Ms. Jerry Hall and one Mr. Rupert Murdoch. The ...

  • Up goes the umbrage quotient

    Usually the result is quite harmless and often even funny. Occasionally, though, you get the impression that you definitely need to correct ...

  • The resolution is lost

    I used to make New Year’s resolutions, but found the exercise extremely stressful. There were so many extenuating circumstances involved that ...

  • The elephant is screaming

    I know. That’s a hell of a thing to be doing in the middle of the peace and joy of the Christmas season. But like death and taxes, it couldn’t be ...

  • The giving season

    One of the reasons it grates on your nerves so much is that usually you are most definitely not ready for Christmas, and you resent like hell ...