The Spaces Between Your Fingers
  1. Over the Rainbow

    By Matthew Ross Smith |

    From Albuquerque, one of my favorite moments.

    We were just sitting around, waiting for the last of the participants to trickle in, so I asked the program director Mark if I might strum his guitar a bit.  Out of nowhere one of the participants, a young lady named Sarah, raised her hand as if to...

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  2. Photo Journal: Missouri-California

    By Matthew Ross Smith |

    3,600 miles and incalcuable U-turns later, we've reached the Pacific.  Here are some of my favorite shots from the past few days.  If you haven't joined our group on Facebook yet (why haven't...

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  3. Fox 4 Kansas City Morning Show LIVE!

    By Matthew Ross Smith |

    Special thanks to Michelle and everyone at the Heart of America chapter of the Alzheimer's Association - looking forward to our workshop!

     

    If player is not working, click through to watch the clip here.

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  4. Days 6-7 – Illinois/Iowa – Photo Journal

    By Matthew Ross Smith |

    The SBYF Project is all about collecting and celebrating the wisdom of everyday people, but it's also cool when someone distinguished decides to participate.  We were in Iowa City yesterday, so I decided to drop in on the famous Iowa Writer's workshop.  They have a little house on the edge of campus. ...

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  5. Roadside Poem – "The Other Seasons"

    By Matthew Ross Smith |

    From a dream fragment last night. 

    That pencil tip of light
    at the end of the dark corridor
    is my first grade classroom:
    I’m walking now past the painting
    of elephants upon elephants
    and the tiny water fountain
    that would be useful to normal human beings
    if we...

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