All posts by rgsmith

Cancer

Some thoughts on Cancer Most of us know someone who has had cancer, or has cancer or who has died of cancer. It is an insidious disease. It is indiscriminate and it is a life altering challenge, not only for those diagnosed with its various forms, but also for the family and friends of those afflicted. We hear, almost too frequently of friends, family, celebrities who have been diagnosed with some type or form of cancer and we all have that little gulp of dry…

Read More »

Oil Greed

Some thoughts on gas prices. Most of us are saying, “not again.” We’ve had rise, after rise, after rise in the cost of gasoline to the tune of hundreds of billions of dollars in profit for the top five oil companies and they are arrogantly defiant before a congressional committee that the profits are in line with other industries. Come on, we know, that they have to say, what they have to say, because they are employees of their companies, but do they think we…

Read More »

April Fools

Some thoughts on April Fools Day. Did you get fooled? All Fools Day has been around for centuries and nobody is really sure of the origin. Some of the early references come from the middle ages and many countries embrace the practice of pranks and jokes today. Perhaps one of the best April fools jokes ever perpetrated on the public came from the BBC on April 1st 1957. Their television news show Panorama announced that because of a mild winter and the elimination of the…

Read More »

Campaign Limerick

I have thoughts today on the strain Of this presidential campaign A rhyming viewpoint, To scold, not anoint, How negative gives us a pain. Advertisements are often diseased With rampant political sleaze. Let us say from here on No mean lexicon Let’s demand commercials that please. Imagine what that would be like, Back to times of Stasson and Ike The ad’s must be clean And nothing that’s mean With statements that only unite. It starts with political speech And the rule to follow for each,…

Read More »