Profile of Ed Smith

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  • The unbearable lightness of being gutted

    They call this the "throwaway" generation. Other Half and I do not belong to it. We throw nothing away. Even the garbage gets scrutinized before ...

  • Led by the spirit II

    Capricious. That's the good word, people! That's the word you've all been waiting for. Or, to put it another way, that's the word for which ...

  • The other man in the room

    I have always been puzzled by one thing in "The Night before Christmas." Now that we are at arm's length, so to speak, from the perpetual and ...

  • A new love triangle

    My father used to say that the most difficult sermons to preach were Christmas and Easter. It's all been said, over and over and over. Where ...

  • The cross and the boat

    Several treasured items decorate my study walls. I can't list them all, because some are awards and stuff, and I'm much too modest to get into ...

  • Led by the spirit

    There comes a time in every man's life when he must sit down and take stock. Take a look at where he's been, where he is and where he's going. At ...

  • Smith on fawts

    Lets establish something about the word "fart." First, it's a long recognized, bona fide English word going way back. I refer you to Chaucer's ...

  • The pensioners lament

    Oh how I long for those bright days to come again once more. But come again they never will, for now I'm sixty-four. That's not my problem. If ...

  • Shakespeare for the culturally challenged

    This is Shakespeare made plain. It is intended for those non-scholarly, non-academic and non-cultural types who want to appear educated. These ...

  • The Miss Piggy syndrome

    If you have H1N1, I'm sorry. But you must be all right or you wouldn't be reading this. If you haven't caught it yet but are about to, I'm even ...