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My mother died yesterday and it was a peaceful end to her 85 years on this earth. She took her last breath at 1:05 PM with both her kids at her side which is as good as it gets. I’ll write about my mother (she graduated from Ohio State and was a middle school art teacher for 31 years) and her influence on me in a later post—perhaps on Mother’s Day, but for today I’ll just leave some photos I took in her assisted living room after she died. IMG_2579.jpg







One of the songs we played in her final hour was the Judy Collins version of Amazing Grace. 

Scott W. Smith

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This past weekend in the Midwest there was more drama surrounding college and professional football than I think comes out in movie theaters any given weekend. (Year?)

There were 106,033 people in Columbus, Ohio watching USC come from behind about a minute before the game ended to beat Ohio State 18-15.

There were 110,278 people in Ann Arbor, Michigan to watch Michigan beat Notre Dame 38-34 by scoring a touchdown with 11 seconds left in the game.

And over in Wisconsin at a sold out Lambeau Field the Green Bay Packers beat the Chicago Bears 21-15 by scoring the winning touchdown with 1:11 remaining.

And perhaps the best ending of the weekend was a little less visible game in East Lansing, Michigan when underdogs Central Michigan upset Michigan St. 29-27. All it took was a last minute touchdown, a failed 2-point conversion, a successful onside kick, an off-side penalty on the defense on a missed field goal, followed by a successful field goal with 3 seconds to go.


Why can’t more movies be that engaging?


Scott W. Smith


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