A Crack in the Room Tone

stories for a noisy world

by Fred Smith

July 1, 2015

There’s this old Polaroid of my mom, my sister and me from 1981.

Inside its square frame, I’m sitting on my Flash Gordon Big Wheel. The colors are muted, but my hair is a vibrant orange. I was four years old. My sister was two. My mom was the kind of young you don’t ever remember your mom being.

Like a lot of kids born in the Star Wars era, my Big Whe...

May 1, 2013

My good friend and fellow Grownman Gordon Myhre helped me realize that Facebook is the wrong kind of dive for the thinking man's art. He's got a point, and now theonlyfredsmith.com has a blog.

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