Ireland, like the past, is another country. As the saying goes, they do things differently there. Feelings of nostalgia for former glories won't aid the Magic in getting back its mojo. And yet I can't help but mourn the impending loss of Smith. His successor, whose identity the company will shortly reveal, may be able to steer the ship more steadily than Smith did during his short reign over at Fort Mason's Building D. But no matter how visionary that director may be, I doubt he or she will match Smith's youthful energy.