Author Archives: Scott Smith

White House Wheelchairs And Lungs of Iron

Nemesis “Finally the cataclysm began – the monstrous headache, the enfeebling  exhaustion, the severe nausea, the raging fever, the unbearable muscle ache, followed in another forty-eight hours by the paralysis.” That passage  is from Phillip Roth’s novel, “Nemesis” in which … Continue reading

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That Stain Is On Our Soul

As mentioned in the intro to this series, I woke up with a chip on my shoulder the morning following George Floyd’s death. I sat at my desk,  ready to pick a fight with Sanford, Florida, though I only lived … Continue reading

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Digital Pandemic

(Note: In this alternate-reality tale, it is not my intent to minimize the human suffering caused by Covid-19,  on the world, though am trying to call attention to out how ludicrous it is that the negligence of selected leaders is  … Continue reading

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Woke Barber

The Old Redhead Red Barber was a legendary baseball announcer for radio and television, who worked for three major league teams: the Reds, Dodgers and Yankees. Some years after his sports broadcast career, Barber enjoyed renewed fame as a regular … Continue reading

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