Wednesday, September 1st, 2021

This month’s theme for Word/Smith is Service: From the smallest of acts done quietly, to those so big they morph into the indelible ink of who we can be on our best days. Please join us here. Word/Smith is free, delivered into your inbox once a month. Your information is never shared. And every issue is about Light.


Friday, July 2nd, 2021

Our July theme for Word/Smith is Home. We’ll explore multiple versions of what that word means. Hope to see you there on Word/Smith… at Home!

“It’s a funny thing coming home. Nothing changes. Everything looks the same, feels the same, even smells the same. You realized what’s changed is you.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald

Here’s to May

Monday, May 3rd, 2021

So here’s to May! And a brighter, sunnier one than a year ago. Word/Smith for May is all about’ Practic’: the kinds we do on the field, in professions, and in our minds. We hope you join us.

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March at Word/Smith is all about ‘Getting Stronger in Failure.”

Wednesday, March 3rd, 2021

Getting up after we crash and burn.
It’s going to be full of great examples of the famous and not so famous doing exactly that when they’ve tried something and gotten the stuffing knocked out.
I’m looking forward to seeing you there! If you haven’t signed up yet, and would like to, click here.
I leave you with this from Dale Carnegie:
“Most of the important things in the world have been accomplished by people who have kept on trying when there seemed to be no hope at all.”

It’s Spring, everybody! We’re going to have fun! Please join us. We love your company!

The Word/Smith gang

Dear Readers:

Monday, January 11th, 2021

Dear Readers:

In light of what we all witnessed January 6th, we at WordSmith have decided to hold ‘Trees’ until February, and do a complete issue on ‘Who We Really Are.’  We witnessed in outrage and pain who we are on our worst day, so we’re doing a complete issue on Who We Really Are, moments big and very small, and our very best days.  Please join us.  To subscribe, here’s the link.  WordSmith™ by Susan Arnout Smith is free, once a month delivered into your inbox, and your information is never shared or sold.

Welcome to Flight 2021

Tuesday, January 5th, 2021

Hello, welcome to Flight #2021. We are prepared to take off into the New Year. Please make sure your Attitude and Blessings are secured and locked in an upright position. All self-destructive devices should be turned off at this time. All negativity, hurt and discouragement should be put away. Should we lose Altitude under pressure, during the flight, reach up and pull down a Prayer. Prayers will automatically be activated by Faith. Once your Faith is activated you can assist other passengers: There will be NO BAGGAGE allowed on this flight. The Captain (GOD) has cleared us for takeoff. Destination GREATNESS. Happy New Year LOVE , to you!

“We’re working on tracking down the writer behind this. If anyone can help us solve this mystery, please contact us. Until then…Written by Anonymous

January’s 2021 Word/Smith is all about Trees.  Please join us in exploring this rich topic.

November’s Word/Smith is a blessing

Wednesday, November 18th, 2020

November’s Word/Smith is a blessing…literally. If you haven’t subscribed, press the link here. It’s free, once a month, and your information is never shared.


Wednesday, October 14th, 2020

October is our month at Word/Smith for Magic. The bubbly, effervescent, ‘something amazing is about to happen’ kind. I figure the world has seen enough of the hating and fearing each other and spit-spot vanquishing kind of magic that creates dimness and despair.

So here’s to an issue of joyful surprises.

I’ll start us off with an outfit I wore this time of year at a dinner party at our friends the Cobbs house…in the far away and long-ago before face masks.

I believe, based on the wine glass I edited out of the shot, I was masquerading as a very happy angel.

I still am.


Thursday, September 3rd, 2020

September’s theme for Word/Smith is ‘Bravery’, which comes in a dazzling array of sizes. A friend sent me a photo this week I haven’t seen in about forty years. While an Alaska native, I’d grown up Outside and one day decided to move to Fairbanks. I had no money, no job, no place to live, and only borrowed transportation to get there. And…it was late August, early September; the sun ominously was sinking lower and staying gone longer, and a cold wind curled through the world.

I stare now at this sunny-faced young woman, so sure of herself, and I see staring back at me one definition of Bravery: confidence that everything will work out just fine, that chances are there to be taken, that the world is here to be explored, delighted in and cherished.

This month’s issue has many stories of people bravely trying new things that scare them, and describing how those actions changed their lives.

If you’re a Word/Smith subscriber, thank you! And if you’d like to subscribe, it’s free, in your inbox once a month and your information is never shared. You can subscribe here.

By the way: I found friendship, a job, a place to live, and a life waiting to make my own. I wish the same for you, that your bravery propels you into an astounding new country filled with abundance, adventure and joy.


Play! August W/W

Wednesday, August 19th, 2020

Isn’t it about time? Are you ready yet?  Buckle up, this issue of Word/Smith  is all about PLAY: the science., mechanics and sheer fun of it. If you haven’t subscribed yet to Word/Smith, you can press the link here. It’s free, delivered into your box once a month, and your information is never shared.