Category Archives: Cambridge, Massachusetts

Roger Smith on his early years

      In May 1997, my niece Cary Smith asked me to answer the following questions as part of a school project she had been assigned. My answers follow. In rereading my response, I am myself surprised and pleased … Continue reading

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a trip to Massachusetts (and its disappointing aftermath)

    During the month just ended, I took a trip to Massachusetts to attend the American Literature Association’s annual conference in Boston, and also to take photos of personal interest from the point of view of my personal history … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “My Boyhood”

    The following post is in both the form of a downloadable Word document (below) and text that follows.     — Roger W. Smith       *********************************************************** Roger W. Smith, “My Boyhood”       Birth I … Continue reading

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Preadolescence

  A full downloadable Word document is below.     Below (following some introductory remarks of my own) are excerpts from the writings of the psychiatrist-psychoanalyst Harry Stack Sullivan. A gifted writer who is a pleasure to read. A psychiatrist … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “Newspapers, the Red Sox, and Frank Malzone”

    This is a brief piece of writing involving diverse reminisces which, in my mind, are somehow connected. I guess I will begin with newspapers. My parents subscribed to the Boston Herald. It was a Republican newspaper. The Boston … Continue reading

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