About Phillip Gary Smith

Phillip Gary Smith, Senior Editor, published "The 300-Mile Man" about Roberto Marron's historic doubling of the Tuscobia 150 mile endurance snow run. He publishes "iHarmonizing Competition" on various forms of competition including drag racing, his favorite motor sport. Earlier, he wrote "HARMONIZING:Keys to Living in the Song of Life" as a manual for life with chapters such as Winning by Losing, Can God Pay Your Visa Bill?, and a young classic story, The Year I Met a Christmas Angel. His book, "Ultra Superior," is the first written on the Superior Trail ultra distance events. He mixes writing with his profession--the venture capital world--a dying art. He is a creator of CUBE Speakers, a group espousing themes in "HARMONIZING:Keys" in a unique way. Currently he has two books in the works. Twitter: @iHarmonizing

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River Sports Fun: French Broad, Holston Rivers Conflux at Tennessee Confluence

Mighty Rivers rise from humble beginnings, often hundreds of miles from their final, stellar display of power as they rumble into a junction downstream. The Tennessee River’s founding ranks as one of the more interesting in river history and recreation.… Continue reading


Monarch Butterflies Fluttering to Extinction: ESA Them Now

Like summer’s fog vanishing during morning’s sun, Monarch Butterflies disappear daily. At some mark in time—just like fog—meadows, fields, and skies will be clear of them.

No time remains on nature’s clock to pussyfoot. Merriam-Webster defines that word as refraining … Continue reading


Fun and Danger on Rivers

The idyllic view of a beautiful day paddling, rowing, kiting or sailing on a river fills our head with joy and excitement. Dangers lurk, however, and the wary and chary should take note.

First, the fun. Paddleboard sales show the … Continue reading


Tableau Canoeing the Flambeau: Two Men Journey Nouveau

What do friends do? They go on a three-day 30-mile canoe trip down the famous Flambeau River’s North Fork in northern Wisconsin’s remote forests.

“Here we watch as a flat-bottomed Royalex canoe bounces awkwardly—yet successfully—through Beaver Dam Rapids.”

The name … Continue reading


The Tennessee River: Recreation on a River, Living on the Lake

Eighty one years ago, an idea hatched years earlier came to fruition: take the raging rivers like the Tennessee in the Great Depression region of the Southeast, and dam them by stacking immense concrete vertical-barriers.  Beavers sat back and took … Continue reading


Monarch Butterflies Occupy Interlachen Country Club!

A copy of the program for the Monarch Butterfly Migration Show at the Carnegie Science Center

Golf took a backseat for one night at the famed rolling greens of the ICC golf course, Edina, Minn., for the launch of Save Continue reading