Profile of Ed Smith

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  • Autumn leaves

    “Paint Your Wagon” was later made into a rather bad movie with Clint Eastwood and Lee Marvin. But more important than that it was successfully ...

  • On sports and politics

    As I write, last night was the first night of the new NHL season. Later on this afternoon the major league baseball playoffs begin. For those of ...

  • Thankful — what for?

    These include our supposed extremely high levels of intelligence, our incredible rates of sexual activity and several things that cause peoples ...

  • The man and his message

    I do know that this time I have also come fairly close, and it’s because of that blessed Pope. I have to confess (an appropriate term) that he ...

  • The holding ground

    If you’re not a curling fan believe me when I tell you it’s something less than the speed of light.That’s what the man said and the man was ...

  • A moment in time

    “Of course I do. Why do you want to know?” He noticed that she wasn’t looking at him and her face was very serious. “I just do, that’s all.” ...

  • Tolling for us

    Right up until our own time, a church bell is often rung slowly at the funeral service of someone who has passed. John Donne, in one of ...

  • The Newfoundland triangle

    To be more specific, that will include those of you not born and bred in or on any 20 x 20 piece of land between a line drawn between Channel and ...

  • The real deal

    I find it absolutely riveting. Perhaps more than anyone else, those of us belonging to a culture born of the sea can appreciate the skills and ...

  • Comparing apples and oranges

    You know something? I don’t have time to be writing it, so I’ll make you a deal. If you stop reading as soon as I stop writing, I’ll stop writing ...