All posts by rgsmith

Stepping Stone Sky

Claude Charlebois is a friend of mine. He is a renowned Canadian photographer and is working on a project called “Tonal Visions”. It is a blending of photography and poetry. The poetry is from the late Maestro and Mentor Dr. Kenneth George Mills of Toronto and the world. Claude travels the globe creating unique photos of his own, but also captures the scenic wonder of nature when he sees it. I could not resist the words that flowed from my heart when I saw the…

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Blagojevich

I know he’s innocent until proven guilty. I will say it again, I know he’s innocent until proven guilty, that is our system of laws, but now I have to say that with today’s surveillance sophistication I suspect Governor Blagojevich of Illinois is in a deep heap of federal trouble. He is accused of preparing to sell the Senate seat vacated by President-elect Obama. I often wonder what changes in the minds of elected officials after they are placed in office with the promise to…

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Manifesting Thoughts

I sit here in my home office on a cold December night and I think about the significance of this moment in thought as well as the monumental responsibility for it if in fact “energy follows thought” as some disciplines espouse. Energy follows thought means ultimately all thought is creative or creating and continues once the thinker abandons it. If intention is the yeast then that energy component has the potential to manifest into a creation on the canvas of time. This kind of thinking…

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Pearl Harbor Addendum

Some thoughts today on yesterday’s 67th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. There was a time, over dinner many years ago, that an older friend of mine, a retired naval officer, a graduate of Annapolis and now a successful businessman wanted to talk to one of my sons about attending Annapolis. My friend apparently had both political and military connections and my son had grades sufficient for an application and appointment. My friend was a good man, a survivor of Pearl Harbor, but…

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