Profile of Ed Smith

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  • 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 ...

  • Ed Smith: Rally ’round the flag, boys

    And I like to think that I am Christian, for God’s sake — and for my sake, too, of course. I am a member of that august group known as the ...

  • Smith: Bad day on Good Friday

    I’m a great admirer of the writing of Brother Collins so I began reading his memories of growing up and living in Hare Bay. One incident recalled ...

  • Goodwill to men?

    (Note to readers — depending in which paper you read this column, there is normally a five to nine day delay from the time I must first submit it ...