All posts by rgsmith

Thanksgiving

Here it is two days before Thanksgiving in the United States. My friends in Canada celebrate it on another date. Our Thanksgiving is similar to the August Moon Festival in China, Tet Trung Tru in Vietnam, Succoth in Judaism, Kwanzaa in Africa, Pongal in India and Chusok in Korea and Emtedankfest in Germany. The list goes on, but in essence the purpose remains the same, to thank God for a harvest of food and thought. Giving thanks should never be relegated to a single day…

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An Observation and a Memory

I was in New York City yesterday for a freelance gig at CBS. As I walked several blocks from the subway, I chose to look at people differently. New York City is peopled with many races; White, Black, Asian, Indian, Hispanic and all cultures and races in-between. New York has a large black population, but blacks are still a minority population in this city. When I was in Nairobi, Kenya a few years ago Caucasian was not even a minority race. Caucasian was an anomaly,…

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The Day After…

I was going to go to bed without commenting on this election, but somehow I found my way to the desk and thus this epistle. I am disappointed in the American electorate for their lack of discernment in not turning more races, both Senate and governors, over to another party control. Please note, I did not say, Democrats, for there is fine leadership in all political beliefs. The more we as citizens recognize that, the sooner we will have a multi-party system that sustains the…

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A Spirit’s Place

A Spirit’s Place ©2018 Rolland G. Smith There is a place by water’s edge Where spirit’s mind and nature meet. It’s on a lake where land’s hooked wedge Have lodge and soul and water greet. Each cabin there emits a peace. Its starlight’s silence in the night Becomes the dawn’s new light’s release Where morning’s sounds are fresh and bright. A mist evolves from water’s warm To fog the lake’s dawn’s peaceful claim, But soon the sun will beam its norm And clear the surface…

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