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 [...]

Ears To Hear

Listen to “Ears to Hear” by Fred Smith   I pray none of my college professors read this late confession. I went to school in a time that valued citations and footnotes – not so [...]

On An Even Keel

Listen to “On An Even Keel” by Fred Smith   A friend asked me, “What do you think your best contribution will be? And for what would you like to be remembered?” I did not need [...]