Category Archives: Elinor Handy Smith (Roger W. Smith’s mother)

two of my favorite piano sonatas and how important the performer seems to be

    They are as follows:     Beethoven, piano sonata no. 27, opus 90, second movement (“Nicht zu geschwind und sehr singbar vorgetragen”; Not too swiftly and conveyed in a singing manner)     Andrew Rangell   Emil Gilels … Continue reading

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my Revolutionary War ancestor

      The following is the text of an email of mine to a friend today.   — Roger W. Smith, April 18, 2017     ************************************************************     Scott —   My mother’s ancestral link to the Revolutionary … Continue reading

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“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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On Reading Dale Carnegie’s “How to Win Friends and Influence People”

   rws-comments-on-how-to-win-friends-and-influence-people   I have just finished reading Dale Carnegie’s bestselling book How to Win Friends and Influence People, which was originally published in 1936. I took notes as I was reading and got a lot out of it. The … Continue reading

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Marquess of Queensberry rules for arguments (my personal views on the subject)

    A full downloadable Word document is below.     *****************************************************     Marquess of Queensberry rules for arguments by Roger W. Smith     My List of Virtues contained at first but twelve: But a Quaker Friend having … Continue reading

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William Handy (1762-1852)

  My ancestor William Handy was born on August 15, 1762 in Sandwich, Massachusetts, a town on Cape Cod, and died in Sandwich on February 8, 1852 at the age of 89. Mr. Handy served in the Continental Army under … Continue reading

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Handel’s “Samson”

          For the complete oratorio, see https://rogersgleanings.com/2016/01/21/handel-samson/       *****************************************************     I have been listening to some music today, mostly Handel, including a bit of “Samson,” an oratorio. Handel composed “Samson” right after “Messiah.” … Continue reading

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