All posts by rgsmith

Super Bowl

Some limerick thoughts on the Superbowl. With pride the fans come to the bowl,thinking their team will control the ball on the ground in the air all aroundto the other, the bell will toll. The bowl is the ultimate game,Teams getting their fortune and fame. Bowl forty and three We’ll wait and will seeWill next year the teams be the same? The Cardinals from Phoenix do fightthe Steelers from Pittsburgh of might. The temperatures fine We’re told at this timeIn Florida the clash will excite…

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Justice Again

Some thoughts on the call for justice. Justice is defined in the dictionary as the quality of being just, impartial or fair. Lately 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 cry…

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Pets

Pets have been around for such a long time the dictionary lists the origin of the word as unknown. History tells us a working relationship was formed with early man and the wolves that lived around man’s camps. Gradually the animals evolved until certain ones became tame and were then regarded as settlement dependents and helped in hunting and guarding duties. Selective breeding followed domestication and we find in ancient carvings and painting that giant mastiffs were used in lion hunting in Mesopotamia. Egyptian tomb…

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Auto Train

This post is a little late today. I’m traveling to attend a seminar at the Coudert Institute in Florida. It is a nice southern journey in the middle of north’s winter. I’ve traveled Amtrak’s auto train before and it is an experience of cross generation observation. You start in Lorton, Virginia in the afternoon and end up in Sanford, Florida the next morning. The little poetic ditty below gives you some idea of what it is like to ride the auto train. “Quilted coats, shuffled…

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