Profile of Ed Smith

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  • 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. ...

  • The music of spring

    “Whan that Aprill with his shoures sootethe droghte of March hath perced to the roote...”I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking Smith has ...

  • To what extent can people choose their own destiny?

    You have aches and pains for a few days, you complain a lot about it, get lots of sympathy and attention, and before you know it you’re all ...

  • Beginnings from a beautiful event

    “They,” for once in “their” life, would seem to be right. “They” go on to say that you spend 80 or more years evolving into a similar state and ...