All posts by rgsmith

Fear

Perhaps it is time to talk about fear. If you break it down fear is the process of not getting what you want and if you parse fear you come up with all sorts of reasons to panic, to attempt to control the situation, to escape from the seemingly inevitable, to get out with what you can and hide until it seems safe. Yep…that’s panic all right. There are many causes of today’s economic fear. One of them is greed, both corporate and individual. Greed…

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Debate? I think not!

Did you watch last night’s gathering between Senators McCain and Obama? They billed it as a debate, but since very little debating took place, I am calling it a “gathering”. Another name for it might be, “he said, he did”. If I were to design a debate discussion or disputation dialogue I would first eliminate the moderator. (I can’t believe I said that since I am broadcast journalist). And I would eliminate the audience. I would have the two presidential protagonists sit close to one…

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Fall Folliage

It’s a colorful Fall here in the East so I thought this chilly October morning should have a little poetic tribute to the changing season. I now know why we call them leaves;Too soon they fall when frosted thievesLure their green to red and goldsIn colors soft and dazzling bolds. Leaves drop from age and sometimes breezeTo land on lawns by shrubs and trees.They drift in circles to the groundIn crinkling, cracking, scrunching sound. O’ leaves of branch and bush, behold!Your service lasts despite the…

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Justice

Some thoughts on calls for justice. Justice is defined in the dictionary as the quality of being just, impartial or fair. In recent times we’ve seen one side or another in demonstrations or news conferences demanding justice, but the way it’s said, and the meaning implied, has nothing to do with being impartial or fair. It seems individuals or groups in seeking the quality of justice, get caught up in the phrase and use it as a rallying cry to address perceived wrongs. When some…

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