Profile of Ed Smith

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  • 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 ...

  • Of MHAs, more or less

    It doesn’t take a search and rescue helicopter to get from one end of St. John’s to the other. It wouldn’t significantly reduce the lifespan of ...

  • Being taken from, and giving to

    That’s assuming you have two cents in your pocket to rub together. If you don’t, you don’t have anything to worry about. At least that’s the ...

  • Being taken from, and giving to

    Most people have practically nothing to do with how many dollars go into their pockets. If I were cynical by nature, which I am not, I might ...

  • They won’t shut me up

    It may be too much for you. Indeed, it may be too much for me. Let me carry on for a while and if you get sick of reading, you have my approval ...

  • A friend by any other name

    It seems to me they are, as the psalmist said, more in number than the sands of the sea, and as ever-present. I include in that number those who ...

  • Thoughts for the New Year

    The following are truisms that should be carefully avoided at any time, especially for the New Year. Most are not original with me. Most are ...

  • ‘The Good Old Hockey Game’ *

    This past Sunday was what our church calls “White Gift Sunday.”The idea began in a little church in Ohio in 1904. The minister’s wife was ...