Category Archives: college (my courses & professors)

“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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“Humanities 12, The Pre-Socratics, the Theory of Forms; Baseball”

      “Humanities 12, The Pre-Socratics, the Theory of Forms; Baseball” by Roger W. Smith     In the country of baseball, time is the air we breathe, and the wind swirls us backward, and forward, until we seem … Continue reading

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a message to an old friend

  Ella Lou Rutledge was a friend of mine from high school days. We were both very active in Liberal Religious Youth (LRY) and belonged to the Norfolk Suffolk Federation of LRY in Massachusetts. Ella and I attended the same … Continue reading

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Professor Joachim Gaehde

            Brandeis University Art History professor Joachim Gaehde passed away three years ago. I had not thought about him for years and learned about his death from an online obituary: http://www.brandeis.edu/now/2013/November/joachim-gaehde.html May I be permitted … Continue reading

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Psych 132b

    The following is a true story. I haven’t thought about it for a long time. An obituary in the The New York Times of June 25, 2016 of Times fashion photographer Bill Cunningham reminded me of it, indirectly. … Continue reading

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Norman F. Cantor

    A full downloadable Word document is below.     Norman F. Cantor — a noted medieval history professor, an inspiring teacher whose textbook on the subject reads like anything but a textbook — was THE medieval history professor … Continue reading

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