Author Archives: Russell Smith

About Russell Smith

I was born at the American Hospital in Neuilly-sur-Seine, France. I find inspiration in the lives of so many people from Joan of Arc to Oscar Wilde. While my primary avocation is photography, I also enjoy philosophy, theology and most of all, history. My beloved wife, Robin Anne Smith, who passed away in 2013 is also an inspiration to me. My beloved partner, Dana is also a great support and inspiration to me. I'd be remiss if I did not mention my cats: Natasha, Maxwell, Tigger and Nigel.


The sun crests over the horizon. Birds sing. People waken and go about their day to day affairs. Still, I sleep, or try to sleep. Whatever dreams or nightmares that may come, they prove better than the reality that greets … Continue reading

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Angelina Jolie: The new village witch

If you have seen the recent tabloids, you should notice a distinct attack on Angelia Jolie, ex-wife, or soon to be, of Brad Pitt. You would have to be living under a stone not to see the glossy tabloids proclaiming … Continue reading

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In Memoriam: Cassandra Cecile (Coco) Smith (Remembrances of my Childhood with Three Older Sisters)

My elder sisters: Coco, left; Mimi middle, Babbette right. My earliest memory of my sister Coco is of her standing over my crib saying, “Un, deux, trois,” over and over again. It should not surprise the reader that my first … Continue reading

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A Brief Word in Support of our Twitter in Chief

It is with Nixonian tactics that President Trump attacks the media, calling it “fake news.”  Frankly speaking, I do not support this kind of attack on the media. As the son of a celebrated journalist with a distinguished career, and … Continue reading

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Grief- for my Country and the World

All is confusion. All is division. A kind of madness reigns over our nation. Friends cast friends aside over politics. Instead of reality, the only thing that people see are tricks. Not only are their minds polluted, But so are … Continue reading

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Obstruction of Justice, Traitor, Just a Plain Crook? Take your pick!

Right from the start, I said that Trump would not complete his first term, but the basis of my argument wasn’t on “obstruction of justice,” or downright treason. It was based on the fact that being President of the United … Continue reading

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Trump Presidency Implodes at Rapid Pace

  It is my belief that the American people are starting to wake up and realize that Trump is a liar and a con-man. On top of that, he is a complete buffoon. On a daily basis, he disseminates lies … Continue reading

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