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 [...]

The Art of Destruction

Listen to “The Art of Destruction” by Fred Smith   In 1887, four people in Denver imagined a plan for working together in new ways to make Denver a better place. They founded a [...]

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 [...]

Is The Glitter Gone?

Listen to “Is the Glitter Gone?” by Fred Smith   In 1929, in the grip of a global depression, Americans flocked to theaters to escape the harshness of their lives and catch a [...]

The Edge of the Inside

Listen to the Introduction of “The Edge of the Inside” by Fred Smith   Good day, friends. I am writing to let you know my new book is out and is available on Amazon. In a way, it [...]

The Time Is Right

Listen to “The Time Is Right” by Fred Smith   A dozen years ago I was asked by a friend if I would consider sharing what I am thinking: “People are curious about why you think [...]

Worth The Work

Years ago, a friend made a large donation to help a new organization get started. The founder was an acquaintance and not only persuasive but passionate about the new organization being able to [...]

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. [...]

One Way Or Another

Listen to “One Way or Another” by Fred Smith   Discoveries made through a mistake, battles lost by a sudden change of wind, unintentional inflection points in a life through a [...]

Talking To Elephants

Listen to “Talking to Elephants” by Fred Smith   As a young man stationed in Italy in the Navy I invited my family to come and join me for a tour of the country. One day in Rome [...]