Category Archives: personal reminiscences of Roger W. Smith

Roger W. Smith, “Reminscence of Eiji Mizutani” (ロジャーW.スミス、「水谷栄二さんを偲んで」)

    ‘Reminiscence of Eiji Mizutani   (Downloadable Word document is posted above.)     (ダウンロード可能なWord文書が上に掲載されています) 下記の日本語訳をご覧ください     *************************************************     Roger W. Smith, “Reminscence of Eiji Mizutani” (ロジャーW.スミス、「水谷栄二さんを偲んで」)     Eiji Mizutani (水谷 栄二), a former colleague of … Continue reading

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Yankee “friendliness”

      re “During Rikers Upheaval, the ‘Prettiest Village in Maine’ Beckoned,” The New York Times, April 30, 2017     The story is based a visit that a Times reporter, Rick Rojas, made over the weekend to the … Continue reading

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… in which I walk Paul Goodman’s dog (plus the New York Friends Group and Steve Post)

      An excellent article in today’s New York Times, “Norman Podhoretz Still Picks Fights and Drops Names” by John Leland — about the neoconservative pundit and former Commentary magazine editor Norman Podhoretz — notes that Podhoretz, after becoming … Continue reading

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a fleeting glimpse of Abraham Maslow

    I had a cup of coffee with Student Religious Liberals (SRL), an organization I belonged to briefly in the mid-1960’s while attending Brandeis University. “Cup of coffee” is baseball lingo for a short time spent by a minor … Continue reading

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“hope to die”

    When we were kids, if one told another kid something, they might insist that you swear it was true. You would put your hands over your heart and say: “Cross my heart and hope to die.” Meaning, if … Continue reading

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a “dog story”

  Something prompted me to remember an anecdote today. It may or may not be of interest. It may seem trivial and not worth telling. But, I think it illustrates something – I’m not quite sure what – and how, … 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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