Monthly Archives: September 2017

afraid of commitment … and death

    During my lifetime, I have benefited from having friends whom I met in all sorts of ways, from school to work to many other venues; and from having friends who have ranged from the conventional and successful to … Continue reading

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epiphany II

    The following is an email of mine.   — Roger W. Smith    September 28, 2017     *****************************************************     Janet and Scott —   In my blog post “epiphany”   https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/08/23/epiphany/   from a month or … Continue reading

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the punishment of Anthony Weiner

    Roger W. Smith email to Anthony Weiner September 27, 2017     Dear Mr. Weiner, I feel terribly sorry for you. YOU are a victim. Of malicious prosecutors and an inhuman judge. Who refuse to acknowledge your contrition … Continue reading

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hats

    The other day, I used a cliché in conversation with a friend. I had shared an audiotape of an interesting lecture with him. “If you don’t find it interesting,” I said, “I’ll eat my hat.” He joked that … Continue reading

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“Black Coffee”

  Let us take a day in Balzac’s working life, a day typical of thousands. Eight o’clock in the evening. The citizens of Paris have long since finished their day’s work and left their offices, shops, or factories. After having … Continue reading

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“my shining visage”

    I had a somewhat remarkable experience in connection with a memory today. I had a mild, temporary disappointment once. It was over 50 years ago. My parents were going out somewhere for the evening. I hesitated and then … Continue reading

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is Trump mentally ill?

    re: “Is Trump mentally ill? Or is America? Psychiatrists weigh in” Review of “The Dangerous Case of Donald Trump” by Bandy X. Lee (ed.), “Twilight of American Sanity” by Allen Frances, and “Fantasyland” by Kurt Andersen By Carlos … Continue reading

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