Category Archives: Canton High School, Canton, MA

a baseball story

  My high school English teacher, Robert W. Tighe, was, for some reason I never knew, a New York Yankees fan. This, despite the fact that, as far as I knew, he was raised in Massachusetts. He used to argue, … Continue reading

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“it all depends on where you draw the line”

      My high school English teacher, Robert W. Tighe, was a wonderful teacher and a learned man in the humanities. He also was equipped with practical knowledge and wisdom, the sort that could be applied to everyday affairs … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “Reflections on How I Deal with Lingering Resentments”

    This brief essay is concerned with the need we all feel sometimes to overcome ill effects and resentments from long past experiences. One example may serve to illustrate what I am thinking about: my lingering resentment and anger … Continue reading

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an election related anecdote (apropos The Donald’s upset win)

      I had an outstanding high school English teacher, Robert W. Tighe, who was full of worldly wisdom as well as being erudite. He was a World War II veteran and was a man of few illusions. He … Continue reading

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“Canton High Graduates 208”

  “Canton High Graduates 208” The Canton J0urnal, Canton, MA, June 1964     ‘Canton High Graduates 208’    

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My English Teacher, Robert W. Tighe

              The following is a message of mine posted on Facebook in response to a daughter of my former English teacher Robert W. Tighe.     ****************************************************************     In your Facebook post of … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving

    Thanksgiving has always been one of my favorite holidays. One great thing about it is that it comes on a Thursday and that normally means a four day weekend for all, with time to travel to and join … Continue reading

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