Profile of Ed Smith

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  • Ed Smith: Canadian cream rising

    Suddenly it’s time for the Blue Jays game and I depart the Rio de Janeiro premises. Olympics come and go in a couple of weeks but the Blue Jays ...

  • Ed Smith: I got mail!

    These are generally not responses to columns at all, but notices from commercial interests and retailers advertising their products. They are a ...

  • Ed Smith: Hobson’s choice

    I think I mentioned once that some nice fellow, a sure-enough Trump follower, wrote The Telegram to say that I was a hate-mongering old cripple. ...

  • Ed Smith: As the stomach turns

    What was happening with the Republican convention last week (I did warn you, sorry, about your supper) is a good example of what happens to your ...

  • Ed Smith: Maintaining the right

    If I were an American I think I’d be doubly scared. I don’t know what “doubly scared to death” would mean. Is it possible to be “doubly dead”? ...

  • Ed Smith: The job’s the thing

    In my first teaching job, I made $90 a month, which was roughly what my parents charged me for room and board. You know very well they charged me ...

  • Ed Smith: Another killing field

    During our service at the cenotaph, our Legion president pointed out that when our boys went over the top the ground they had to cover to their ...

  • Holding On

    There’s an enigmatic opening line for you. Who is “we”? And hold on to what? Let me get a little more specific. “We” is everyone. And the “what” ...

  • They Have the Answers

    These are examples of some of the more enlightened comments floating around the province these days. Oh yes, forgot the chief one of them all, ...

  • Ed Smith: How does your garden grow?

    If you think that’s confusing and complicated and convoluted, think of poor son. Most of those pots weigh 50 lbs., and those you have to wrap ...