All posts by rgsmith

Autumn Cometh

I don’t know if you’ve noticed the torch of autumn as yet. It depends on where you live and whether your environment and sensibilities present and choose to see the glory of nature manifest into a fleeting brilliance of color. My house is high on a ridge between a river and a tributary creek. I am probably a thousand yards from the river and several hundred feet from the stream. The ridge is about three hundred feet above the river and maybe a hundred feet…

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Michele Marsh

I am saddened when the passage of a friend inflicts pain on my memory. I Don’t know if I will do this correctly as my mind is still trying to process the physical loss of my colleague Michele Marsh. Michele died two days ago of breast cancer at her home in Connecticut. She was my co-anchor for several years when we both worked at WCBS-TV in New York back in the 1980’s. Most people don’t know that Michele was a deeply spiritual person. She investigated…

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Our Hero Dead

With President Trump not acknowledging, until yesterday, the deaths and then the returning bodies of American warriors returning from harm’s way; it is an affront to life. Mr. Trump failed to acknowledge that once a warrior is dead, politics end and honor begins. The dignity of bringing him or her home with ceremony and solemnity and saying a warrior’s name in public is important to the validity of service, not only to the family but also to the social and patriotic permanence to our society.…

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