Profile of Ed Smith

All articles of Ed Smith

  • Smith: Holding On

    There’s an enigmatic opening line for you. Who is “we”? And hold on to what? Let me get a little more specific. “We” is everyone. And the “what” ...

  • Smith: The Greatest

    Wayne Gretzky was and always will be “the Great One.” During the tributes to Muhammad Ali a couple of weeks ago, Gretzky recalled how Ali came ...

  • Smith: They have the answers

    “Nothing but a bunch of freaking communists.” “They’re all there for no reason except to line their own pockets.” “Dwight Ball and ...

  • Smith: How does your garden grow?

    It’s interesting to watch. At this time of year all the plants are in pots and must be moved from the floor of my study, (which is adjacent to ...

  • Smith: The ultimate question

    I’ve often wondered why anyone would want to be head or chair of anything with more than 10 members and a budget of more than $100. I know people ...

  • Smith: Two tales to tell

    The old man must be looking down or up or sideways from wherever he is and announcing with tremendous pride to anyone who will listen, “That’s my ...

  • Smith: Borrowed time

    “There’s always tomorrow,” she half-whispered, grinning impishly into his shoulder. It was the last thing she remembered saying to him. “There’s ...

  • Smith: Truth or consequences

    No point in crying over spilt milk. 
There are a number of scenarios that can follow from that opening gambit, everything from your marriage, to ...

  • Smith: Subject to disagreement

    I suspect that, for most people, the answer to all three questions is yes.Personally I’m not so sure. Before my friends who hold ...

  • Smith: Dispatch from the School of Nasty

    “I think,” she wrote, “we should have a child together. With my body and your brains, just imagine what a wonderful specimen it would be.”Shaw ...