Profile of Ed Smith

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  • For deadbeat sons and daughters

    I don’t know how many of these there were, mind you. I left one, the Toronto Star, because they wouldn’t take back what they said to me. They ...

  • Whose line is this?

    (Just saw “The Count of Monte Cristo” for the first time since I saw it as a young man with my father. Absolutely wonderful story of a traitorous ...

  • Suggestions of mortality

    Adults are painfully aware of of the slings and arrows that go whizzing by us almost moment by moment. We have this niggling awareness of our ...

  • Jumping on each other

    But how about jumping on someone when he’s down? The connotation there is a little different and a little less harmless.Isn’t it interesting how ...

  • April fools

    Silly fool, stupid fool, complete fool, dangerous fool and of course and obviously, April fool. You have to choose for yourself in which category ...

  • Nightmare in the mind

    Just in case you think I’m not being entirely truthful here, and making something up simply for the purpose of this column, let me assure you as ...

  • Extreme views

    Normally I don’t labour too much under the handicap of a bias. Where I do, I try to keep it well hidden, like a zit that hasn’t come to the ...

  • In first and second place

    From the beginning of John Cabot’s surprising little basket of “fishes” in 1497 to John Crosbie’s dramatic announcement of the cod moratorium in ...

  • The entrepreneurial spirit

    I was dreaming of oil production long before Come By Chance had ever heard of John Shaheen. As a boy traipsing over the yet-unfrozen bogs in ...

  • Stormy weather

    I refer, of course, to the great Toronto blizzard of that year. Every Canadian from Quidi Vidi to Victoria was laughing their heads off at that ...