Profile of Ed Smith

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  • 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 ...

  • From the sublime to the ridiculous

    A combination of all three wouldn’t be. I think it’s an unlikely combination, something like finding a Coldwater Cowboy, a fighter pilot and a ...

  • The play’s the thing

    Many years after I had come to recognize the basic if rather subtle contradiction in those words, I had also come to recognize their truth. From ...

  • Justin time

    It isn’t generally known, even by biblical scholars, but these were the exact words shouted by the Israelite army when David came running back to ...

  • Two more solitudes

    You probably already knew that. Perhaps you can identify it. Rather stun if you can’t, if you ask me.Protestants and Catholics, right? Wrong. ...