Staying The Course

Listen to “Staying the Course” by Fred Smith   Several years ago I read an article using research to illustrate how the brain reacts to gain and loss. It seems the amount of [...]

Slip Sliding Away

Listen to “Slip Sliding Away” by Fred Smith   By now, many of you have read the frequent articles and responses to the latest Pew Research showing the number of people who [...]

Morning’s Light

Listen to “Morning’s Light” by Fred Smith   It has become a tradition for us to publish a poem for the Christmas blog. So much Christmas poetry has either romanticized the [...]

Brace Yourself

Listen to “Brace Yourself” by Fred Smith   Last week was Thanksgiving followed by Black Friday. We know the majority of Americans were shopping over the long weekend with 20 [...]

Same Kind of Different

Listen to “Same Kind of Different” by Fred Smith   In that same interview mentioned in the blog last week the question was asked, “What is the state of what some of us call Big [...]

George and Jesus

Listen to “George and Jesus” by Fred Smith   A few weeks ago I did an interview and while much of it was on philanthropy the questions ranged across a number of topics. This [...]

More Than Enough

Listen to “More than Enough” by Fred Smith   My wife, Carol, was sleeping in the passenger seat as we drove past the exit sign for Tyler, Texas. It was 1977 and we were on our [...]

The Good Commission

Listen to “The Good Commission” by Fred Smith   Some blogs are diaries – personal and revealing by making you feel you have been invited into the interior of the author’s life. [...]