Stories by Perry Smith

Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016

Column: More go-to folks in our area help provide firm backbone to community

They are compassionate, caring, connected and competent.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 12, 2015

Smith: America's wars in the past 75 years comprise a study in existential threats

America has faced dozens of threats during the past 75 years, but only a few can be described as something that could end the America that we know and love.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 5, 2015

Smith: Recollections of Pearl Harbor - looking back 74 years

Out the back of the truck, I saw lots of smoke and some airplanes, but the only noise I remember was the noise of our fast-moving truck ...
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Nov. 21, 2015

Smith: From books to charities, opportunities abound during season of giving

This is a splendid time to count our blessings and to be generous.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

Column: The Moving Wall is coming to Evans to deliver a moving experience

This is a fine time to study and honor the heroism of so many brave Americans.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 19, 2015

Column: Grab your cameras -- Theodore Roosevelt is coming to Augusta

If you arrive before the time of his presentation, you will be greeted at the door by Mr. Roosevelt.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 5, 2015

Smith: Highest medals rightly honor selfless heroes

One of the ways to understand why individuals take action to save the lives of others is to examine the acts that earn America's highest award for civilian heroism.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Aug 8, 2015

Column: Blogs remain reliable, useful way to convey ideas and information online

I am having great fun as I become active on social media.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, July 25, 2015

Column: Upcoming C-SPAN programs will highlight Augusta's history, authors

A few months ago, a team of producers and videographers visited Augusta.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, July 11, 2015

Column: New phenomena have huge impact in expanding world of book publishing

Word of mouth often has been helpful in gaining momentum for a book. If you love a book, talk it up among your family and friends.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, July 4, 2015

Column: Interest is being rekindled in pioneer work of Augusta psychiatrist

Augusta psychiatrist and author Hervey Cleckley (1903-1984) made many contributions to his profession commencing in 1941 when he published his first book, The Mask of Sanity.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, June 13, 2015

Column: Changing world of book publishing offers varied options for authors

Everyone in the business world can gain insights from business models that radically change in a short time.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, May 9, 2015

Column: Pair of books offer life-affirming -- and possibly life-changing -- messages

Soon, many of you will be recommending these books to those you care most about.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Jan. 3, 2015

Column: Harnessing awesome power of thank-yous has far-reaching benefits

People of all ranks love to be recognized for their hard work, and a thank-you from the big boss can be very special.
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 28, 2014

Guest Column: The Jimmie Dyess Symposium: If you've got questions, I've got the answers

When is the next Jimmie Dyess Symposium? It is coming up soon - 5 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 8, 2015, at the Augusta Museum of History. Attendance is free. Who will be honored? Medal of Honor recipient ...
By Perry Smith

Sunday, Dec. 14, 2014

Column: Answers to last week's Delphi exercise offer possible peeks into our future

Perhaps by stretching your minds out to the future, you may be able to make better strategic decisions.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014

Column: The next 20 years: Delph exercise helps people bring future into focus

Delphi exercises are especially powerful.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Oct. 18, 2014

Column: National draws: CSRA includes six centers of gravity for America

It is remarkable that the CSRA is America's center of gravity in six arenas.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Oct. 4, 2014

Guest column: Targeting lessons from WWII still applicable in modern warfare

Allied airpower was not decisive in Europe but its contribution to the victory was very significant.
By Perry Smith

Saturday, Sept. 27, 2014

Column: Air power, while a powerful tactical tool, has its limits

Air power may well play an important role in winning battles, but everyone should be skeptical about its role in winning the peace.
By Perry Smith
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