Website Banner 500.jpgThe Telegram Telegram - Ed SmithList of the latest articles from this category./Author-Ed-Smith/337/5Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:55:26 -0500Thu, 26 Nov 2015 23:55:26 -0500enJust in time, 21 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500Dear Justin,I hope you don’t mind me calling you Justin. You are, after all, the new prime minister of what most of us believe to be the most wonderful country on Earth. Three Mouseketeers, 14 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500Our hope is based on nothing lessthan these three men and hopelessness.No matter how inane they soundeach leader claims the highest ground.Messers Davis, Ball and McCurdy. The three Amigos. The three Musketeers. The three Wise Men. ISIS solution, 07 Nov 2015 05:00:00 -0500So, the United States is finally taking ISIS seriously. They’re sending a couple of dozen highly trained military personnel to join Kurdish fighters in Syria in a struggle against terrorist forces. These will include Navy Seals, Green Berets and the like. Veritable fighting machines, like the ...‘Blow, Ye Winds, Hi Ho’, 31 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400I see another girt big hurricane made itself known in the Gulf of Mexico recently. leaves, 24 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Winter’s comin’ on, I feel it all around;the leaves are movin’ faster along the ground.These words in the haunting song “Another Autumn,” from the Broadway musical “Paint Your Wagon,” will resonate with all of us these days. sports and politics, 17 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400And so, to the great joy and delight of sports widows everywhere, life begins again. — what for?, 10 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400Happy Thanksgiving!In an upcoming book entitled “From the Horse’s Mouth” (Downhome Publishing), I attempt to explain the proliferation throughout the world of some well-known myths about Newfoundland and Labrador. man and his message, 03 Oct 2015 05:00:00 -0400There have been times I wished I were Roman Catholic.Not many, mind you. Can’t remember the last time. But I have a distinct memory of it having happened. I think it was when we were living next door to a Catholic family in St. George’s, and their 10-year-old was allowed to go trouting on ... holding ground, 26 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400 “The old order changeth, yielding place to new.”When Tennyson wrote that back in the 1800s, the speed of change was roughly equal to a Brad Gushue draw shot replayed in double slow motion. moment in time, 19 Sep 2015 05:30:00 -0400“Do you still love me, Jimmy?” for us, 05 Sep 2015 05:00:00 -0400Isn’t it about time someone started tolling the bell? Newfoundland triangle, 29 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400I want to address myself to every non-Newfoundlander reading this. real deal, 22 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Was watching that fantastic crab fishing show from the Bering Sea, “The Deadliest Catch,” last night. apples and oranges, 15 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Did you see the three great debates?I know what you’re thinking, and you’re right. This is going to be about politics and you’re already tasting and smelling the b.s. that goes with it. Don’t have time to be reading this, you’re saying. by any other name, 08 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400I see the One Percenters are upon us.My father would not have been impressed. He didn’t like the one per cent lot at all. Said there was no substance to it. Too much like skim milk. waters of our lives, 01 Aug 2015 05:00:00 -0400Interesting the number of things that flit into and out of our lives and then almost in a moment are gone. can kill, 25 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400Flying is safer than driving.Travelling with several inches of pavement under your feet is less secure than travelling with 20,000 feet of thin air beneath your heels. watch, 11 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400America is under siege. culture of killing, 04 Jul 2015 05:00:00 -0400Like you, my mind has been trying to grapple with what’s continuing to happen in the United States.From Columbine High School to the Oklahoma City office building to Sandy Hook Primary School to the Charleston church, and a host of “lesser” incidents in between, the American gun culture and ... (b)ucket list, 27 Jun 2015 05:00:00 -0400You know about the bucket list. That’s a list of things you want to do before you “shuffle off this mortal coil” (“Hamlet”).