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Commentary: Anything you can do ...

Just because it looks easy doesn’t mean it is

Subscriber onlyHave you ever come across someone performing a seemingly ordinary task and, after a small amount of observation, said, "I could do that?" Continue reading...

Commentary: Tick, tock, alarm clock

Waking up to reality, then hitting ‘snooze’

Subscriber onlyI spent some time this weekend watching an old pro try to limp along again and, when called on to perform a critical job, stagger through once more against tremendous odds. Continue reading...

Commentary: Sprechen Sie corporate?

Leaving work-speak at the door good idea for home life

Subscriber onlyI took two semesters of Spanish in high school, mostly because I thought I had to. Turns out the "broma" was on me, since my college didn't actually require a foreign language to gain admission. Which would have been nice to know before I was conjugating verb tenses without knowing what words I was conjugating or, frankly, what conjugating was. Continue reading...

Commentary: The national revival

Most find they don’t have a prayer to win lottery

Subscriber onlyIt's fair to say the entire state of Arkansas, heck, the entire nation in the last week experienced a religious revival, the intensity of which hasn't been seen since the Great Awakening. Continue reading...

Every meow and then

In Smith household, cats always land on their feet

Subscriber onlyIn the Cirque du Smith, it's the role of my wife and youngest daughter to come up with wacky ideas, like raising chickens or having multiple colors added to hair (well, actually that was my youngest daughter, not my wife) or Nerf guns as Christmas presents (again, my daughter, not my wife ... hey, is there a trend here?) or stuff like that. Continue reading...

What not to do

Some tips for better living in the new year

Subscriber onlyLooks like, if things all worked out the way they were supposed to, the new rear is upon us. In the past, I've taken this opportunity to provide helpful guides to a seasonal tradition, the making of New Year's resolutions (because telling other people how they could act better is what we're all best at.). Continue reading...

Commentary: Feeling the Force

A theatric revelation: ‘I’m your (confused) father’

Subscriber onlyA conversation that might or might not have taken place with my youngest son (or completely in my head) while we were watching a certain very popular movie involving the galaxy far, far away ... Continue reading...

Commentary: Feeling insecure

Smartphone hampered by memory failure

Subscriber onlySo ... I'm feeling pret-tae darn secure these days. Continue reading...

Commentary: The road to where?

What’s the antidote to impatient driving? Nun

Subscriber onlySo, some days just aren't your best days in life. Continue reading...

Highly decorated

Christmas tree effort goes into overtime

Subscriber only'Twas (is that even a word? Really?) about 20 nights before Christmas and the Lovely Mrs. Smith has been on a yuletide roll. Continue reading...

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