Tag Archives: New York

The Storm!

Maybe a song someday… Lyrics: Sittin’ in the house, waiting for the storm. It’s moving northeast in blizzard form. Well, maybe not a song. How about a phrase of what is supposed to come? Hmmm, not even that! The recent winter storm track for the northeast keeps changing, at least where I live. It’s too bad for the ski mountains in upstate New York who need natures fluff to help their winter business. My friend’s south of New York City will get the worst. My…

Read More »

Not Local News

I saw a promo on one of my local channels last night that offended me. I am usually complimentary of ABC Channel 7 Eyewitness News in New York, but not in this incidence. They have dispatched a reporter to Baltimore in anticipation of disturbances in Baltimore because of a mistrial in the Freddie Gray case. Channel Seven’s responsibility, and the responsibility of all the other local television channels in the New York market, is to served the informational needs of the New York, New Jersey,…

Read More »

The Lake

A friend of mine died just about a year ago. He was young, vibrant, active and enthusiastic about life. For some reason we cannot know now, he passed quickly to the other side. He and his wife had just finished refurbishing a home within a family spit of land on a beautiful lake in upstate New York. I think about Jay often and so dedicate the following poem in his honor and memory. The Lake ©2015 Rolland G. Smith (Dedicated to the memory of Jay…

Read More »

Gossip

I happened to be busy in the kitchen when one of the nightly celebrity gossip shows came on my local television. With my hands in soap suds, I listened to what I normally turn off. It was a litany of who is divorcing whom, who beat up an ex-boyfriend, who’s cheating, who’s worth this many millions and how settlements might be confrontational. We, the American television public, are the supporters of gossip and television programs that are the purveyors of gossip. Why do we watch…

Read More »