Category Archives: Canton High School, Canton, MA

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 today in response to a daughter of my former English teacher, Robert W. Tighe.     ****************************************************************   In your Facebook post of March 23, you said, regarding your father: … 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 families. Another … Continue reading

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An Early Lesson in Writing

  When I was around 13 and still in junior high school, we had a discussion at the dinner table in our home in Massachusetts one Sunday afternoon that was intellectually stimulating, as was often the case. My older brother … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “tribute to my classmate Russell Minkwitz”

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