Monthly Archives: June 2017

Pitirim A. Sorokin’s thoughts re returning (or not returning) to visit Russia

    “Sorokin always wanted to go back to Russia and be received again in his home university. As time went on and he became successful in the U.S.A., this idea became more and more important to him. His hopes … Continue reading

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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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