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  • Weightlessness

    There must be 50 ways to lose your blubber. Not that I have all that much blubber to lose, mind you. But far as I'm concerned, five pounds is as ...

  • Shoulder to shoulder

    Senator Michael Duffy. The senator's first speech is something to remember. Not exactly up there with John F. Kennedy's "Ask not what your ...

  • Lost and gone like Clementine

    You've heard of the lost tribes of Israel. The lost boys, the lost generation, the lost cod. Lost worlds, lost causes, lost chapters of the ...

  • If

    If you keep your head when she's complaining And usually complaining about you, If you can keep from flying off the handle, Instead of shouting ...

  • God made us this way

    I am not the sharpest chisel in the toolbox. Never pretended to be. I have my limitations, I know what they are, and I perform accordingly. ...

  • And furthermore, you idiot

    I don't often get nasty phone calls or e-mails. My readers are as polite as they are discerning. A more genteel group is difficult to imagine. I ...

  • Called into service

    Poor Daughter Number Three! Daughter Number Three had a rather difficult Sunday morning last week. She was home for the Christmas holidays, of ...

  • The arse is gone right out of er

    We are about to leave the relative security of 2008. And about to enter what will be a desolate end to this decade. The arse has indeed gone ...

  • Its an interesting study.

    To understand the Christmas traditions in this far-off place we need to know a little about the country and the people. Older Slamanovia is by ...

  • Kicking a dead arse

    Congratulations Canada! We have finally adopted the U.S. political system. We have, for all intents and purposes, changed from a three-party ...