Category Archives: Alan W. Smith (Roger W. Smith’s father)

“Sorokin”(«Сорокин»)

  русский перевод см ниже Для загружаемого документа Word, содержащего текст этого сообщения, см. Ниже.       My essay about the Russian-American sociologist Pitirim A. Sorokin which follows is approximately 4,000 words long. A downloadable Word document, which contains … Continue reading

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reflections about my Dad as a pianist

          The following is the text of an email of mine to family members (plus, note downloadable audio file above):     I have been sort of in the dumps today. Wanted to listen to some … Continue reading

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My Father’s Career as a Musician

  A message from someone who read a post on this blog, asking about my father’s career as a musician, prompted me to respond as follows:   — Roger W. Smith       September 2016       ****************************************************************   re … Continue reading

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a hot summer morning (with reflections on the topic of weather)

    The photographs below were taken on July 18, 2016 by Roger W. Smith.     ************************************************   I had a very enjoyable walk in my favorite local park this morning. It got very hot as the day progressed, … Continue reading

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Affirmative Action

    This post has been prompted by my thoughts over the past couple of days re the Supreme Court’s ruling in Fisher v. University of Texas at Austin (June 23, 2016). But, first, a digression of sorts.     … Continue reading

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a letter of recommendation

        My father wrote this recommendation for my good friend John Harris in October 1965. John was a 1963 graduate of Canton High School in Canton, Massachusetts. I feel that my father’s letter of recommendation demonstrates – … Continue reading

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Father Paul Gallivan

  Father Paul Gallivan was a good friend and a colleague of my father, Alan W. Smith, in musical productions of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He delivered a eulogy at my father’s memorial service.

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