Author Archives: Scott Smith

Royal

When I was a sophomore in  (the former “white”) high school, my father shared a conversation he’d had at the local hospital, where he worked as a nurse. He had  been told that Jackie Robinson had made his professional debut … Continue reading

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How Did I Get Here?

Exodus When I was nearing the end of  8th grade, my parents sold their house in upstate Massachusetts and relocated the remaining kids (three of us still at home) to the Deep South. I knew nothing about Sanford, Florida, other … Continue reading

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Celery City

In the days after George Floyd’s killing, I thought much about racism, my white privilege, and just about everything else.  I woke up each morning feeling as though I should write, or say, angry words. And I did. I found … Continue reading

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We Can Be Heroes

Man, Compartmentalize Thyself Sometime ago, my wife came home and was aghast when she looked at the chaos in the kitchen where I was trying to:  Chop vegetables and Grate Cheese and Feed the pets and  Clean an iron skillet  … Continue reading

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