Profile of Ed Smith

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  • One little candle

    That must be the very worst kind of sick there is. Worse even than seasickness or migraine sickness or the-night-after-New-Year’s-Eve ...

  • The glass half full

    Same as you, I suppose. I’m not overly worried or concerned, al­though both OH and I have our challenges, same as most people in our age group. ...

  • ’Tis the season to give

    First things first. I don’t do a lot of preparing for Christmas. I have a good excuse. Very little works on me below the neck. My hands are ...

  • Men of steel

    For some reason it was those words from that song that struck me when I first heard that Nelson Mandela was dead. “Superman’s Song” was written ...

  • The road taken

    “And both that morning equallylay ...”The choices aren’t always like two branches of one road going in two distinctly different directions, as in ...

  • Dissecting Harper’s Senategate

    “He was made for satirists like yourself. He just begs to have the slings and arrows of outrageous fortune embedded in his buttocks. What’s wrong ...

  • Bringing back the power

    It wasn’t a big surprise or anything. We were warned well in advance. I even got a courtesy call from the power company making sure we knew. ...

  • Flu shots and other cures

    That’s not hard to believe, because what you’re getting in that shot is a small dose of actual flu designed to activate the antibodies that ...

  • The golden year

    I rarely get sick. Except for that rather distressing day when I decided to break my neck, I live a relatively healthy life. But this past ...

  • Remembering what and whom

    We are getting close to one of the most sacred holidays of the year. There are those who would claim that it is the most sacred day of all, and I ...