You might think that on the last day of summer we boys would make the most of our last fleeting moments of freedom.
Ray Smit remembers regrettable quotes by prominent people
Most of us think that comedians are expert at delivering verbal barbs, but they’ve got nothing on politicians.
Local columnist makes his case for a senate posting, including walking to work and getting a roommate1
Mom hated the summers in the city finding no respite from the heat in the un-air-conditioned little house or the treeless backyard.
When I was a boy in Toronto there were two sure signs of spring: the leaves were budding and the Leafs were falling.
Early on in life my goal was to be famous. That way people would ask for my autograph.
I didn’t much like school as a child. I’d like to say it was because the curriculum wasn’t challenging enough for my gigantic brain.
Ray Smit tells a humorous story about garnering people's attention
Dad never told us a story without a lesson or moral in it and some bear repeating.
to say I’m not as athletic as I used to be is kind of like a politician saying he’s not as honest as he used to be.
Like everyone else in my class, I didn’t have a clue
What lesson can we glean from this that is most important?
My father was hoisted on his own black and white petard
Parksville Qualicum Beach News columnist Ray Smit ponders whether he's old-fashioned or not
Looking at all two yards of it, I couldn't help but think, "who's the man?"
Up until the First World War distinguished Canadian citizens were rewarded with royal honours: knighthoods, baronetcies and peerages.
Father's Day is so much harder to shop for then the other holiday