Monthly Archives: February 2016

business school anecdote

  This little story is from when I was a graduate student at the New York University School of Business. In one of the required, non-technical courses, we had to break up into groups, do a project, and then produce … Continue reading

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St. Paul Catholic church, Dorchester, MA, program, “The King and I,” 1958

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George C. Smith, Sr., obituary

  George C. Smith, Sr. (1892-1948) was my grandfather T. Gordon Smith’s brother and my father, Alan W. Smith’s, uncle. He was the son of Thomas Smith, Jr. and Jennie (Wright) Smith. His full name was George Caldwell (or Colwell) … Continue reading

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poem written by choir members in tribute to Alan W. Smith, First Parish Unitarian Universalist, Canton, MA

  My father, Alan W. Smith, was organist and choir director during the 1950’s and 60’s at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist church in Canton, MA. I recall with pleasure the choir rehearsals every Thursday evening at our house at … Continue reading

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tribute to Ralph Colp, Jr., MD

    In October 2008, I wrote a memorial tribute to Dr. Ralph Colp, Jr., with whom I had a longtime doctor-patient relationship. Dr. Colp’s oldest daughter arranged to have the tribute distributed at his memorial service at the New … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “my treasured books”

      An acquaintance asked me the other day what were some of my favorite, most treasured books. This spurred me on to make an “inventory,” as it were. What follows is by no means a complete list, but, … Continue reading

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Walt Whitman, selections – II

    Walt Whitman, selections – II  

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