Profile of Ed Smith

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  • 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 ...

  • And so, to bed

    The view from here - Valentine's Day is probably very much like Christmas Day. There is a mighty big buildup, the day comes with a bang, then 12 ...

  • Wives and concubines

    The view from here - Some time ago I was sitting in church, and naturally my thoughts turned to concubines. It wasn't my fault, entirely. The ...

  • The essence of manhood

    The view from here - Let me talk to you as a man. The first thing we need to do is to define "man" so you understand what I'm saying when I do ...

  • Honourable intentions

    The Bible says the road to hell is paved with good intentions. I don't know if that's true or not. I don't know how anyone knows. So few have ...

  • Ho, ho, ho and OH

    I have committed the unforgivable computer sin. It was Christmas Day. At our house, the stockings are opened first thing in the morning. Then we ...