Profile of Ed Smith

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  • In the heat of the night

    I’m not referring at all to the often-super good looks of the female gender. I’m engaging in what poets refer to as personification — the giving ...

  • Beside the still waters

    Then the almost-premier-unelect decided for his own good reasons to depart the premises, leaving the local PC crowd in greater confusion than the ...

  • A time to plant

    That’s what that beautiful song “The Green Leaves of Summer” says.Seems there’s no way of avoiding it. The latter days of June is the time to be ...

  • A closer look at conventional wisdom

    One thing about most of these cute little sayings is that many of them are really stupid when you stop and think about it. Take, for example, ...

  • The body beautiful

    I’m not sure if they can be shaved or treated with “NO-NO” — which is what you normally hear when waxing is being removed — or “NAIR” which means ...

  • One ringy-dingy

    That was particularly true of the administrative personnel in their schools. I left Gander after three years and moved, thus raising the average ...

  • Sticks and stones and all that

    Sometimes labels can give erroneous information about people. Rarely do they give a complete picture. In both instances, they can be at the least ...

  • By their stereotypes you shall know them

    I cannot think of a single thing on which to wax eloquent. Come to think of it, a good friend once said that the best column I ever wrote was an ...

  • Family ties

    We saw each other every few years when I made the occasional trip to St. Anthony, and he dropped in to Springdale once or twice. We spoke on the ...

  • Quick-change artists

    There’s no question about the order of things changing. In Tennyson’s day, they changed a great deal more slowly than they do now, but still at a ...