Author Archives: Scott Smith

Forever Young

Up, Up, and Away! Like just about all of you, I’ve been in a constant, sporadic, focused, distracted, elucidating, confusing, ¬†exhilarating, and exhausting state of reflection. That is, the moments of reflection when¬† I’m not consumed with ennui and staring … Continue reading

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Rhodes Scholar

Play Ball! Today (March 26, 2020) would have been Opening Day in Major League Baseball. Though it has been postponed for obvious reasons. Despite my youthful obsession with baseball (and my preternatural ability to remember inconsequential details that you mere … Continue reading

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We’ll Meet Again

(originally published 3/20/2020, updates on 05/05/2020) Songs of Hope A couple of days after the State of Michigan, closed many businesses due to an emergency order, I drove through downtown Grand Rapids, passing endless darkened bars, restaurants, music venues etc. … Continue reading

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No, You DON’T Know What They’re Going Through

“Is This How I Die?“ A couple of days ago in the checkout lane, the young man bagging groceries was quietly, though rather publicly, having an existential crisis. People were telling him things like “You JUST need to calm down” … Continue reading

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