Monthly Archives: June 2017

my Henry Miller books

    The attached Word document (below) contains an inventory of books by and about Henry Miller in my personal library. Henry Miller (1891-1980) was an American writer who wrote several of his best known works as an expatriate in … Continue reading

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my Blake books

    The attached Word document (below) contains an inventory of books by and about the romantic poet and artist William Blake in my personal home library.     — Roger W. Smith    July 2017      

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my Sorokin books

    The attached Word document (below) contains an inventory of books by and about the Russian-American sociologist and social philosopher Pitirim Alexandrovich Sorokin (1889-1968) in my personal home library.     — Roger W. Smith    October 2017   … Continue reading

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“Baby’s Hands”

            From Little Pictures of Japan (1925) edited by Olive Beaupré Miller, a treasured children’s book inherited from my mother.     — Roger W. Smith

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missed opportunities

      … if sleeplessness or passiveness keeps you from the usual go-round of night and day : take this message and imagine it was sent to you alone with these words: I don’t have to be afraid of … Continue reading

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Some things that happened never happened.

    “Some things that happened never happened” is an oxymoron. I made it up. An oxymoron known as a Yogi Berra-ism (or, yogism), that is. The American neologism yogism (which I would spell with two i’s) is defined as … Continue reading

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in which it is asserted that white is black (or is it black is white?)

    while we are asked to disbelieve our own eyes and  dismiss common sense     *****************************************************     I said, “there was a society of men among us, bred up youth in the art of proving, by words … Continue reading

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