Monthly Archives: June 2017

my Henry Miller books

    my Henry Miller books     The attached Word document (above) 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 … Continue reading

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my Blake books

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

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my Sorokin books

    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. … 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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