Category Archives: personal views of Roger W. Smith

drugs

      “We should treat with indulgence every human folly, failing, and vice, bearing in mind that what we have before us are simply our own failings, follies, and vices. For they are just the failings of mankind to … Continue reading

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the particular matters; quotes from famous authors

    “To see a World in a Grain of Sand And a Heaven in a Wild Flower, Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand And Eternity in an hour.” — William Blake, “Auguries of Innocence”   “If the … Continue reading

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some of my best friends …

      “Two wrongs don’t make a right.” “Don’t cry over spilt milk.” “A watched pot never boils.” “Don’t count your chickens before they hatch.” “A stitch in time saves nine.” “An ounce of prevention is worth a pound … Continue reading

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vigilante-ism

    re: “They Spoke Spanish in a Montana Store. Then a Border Agent Asked for Their IDs” By Matthew Haag The New York Times May 21, 2018   https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/05/21/us/montana-border-patrol-agents-spanish-speaking.html       This kind of profiling and harassment of … Continue reading

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thoughts on the uprising in Gaza

    re: “Palestinians have no choice but to continue the struggle” By Noura Erakat Op-Ed The Washington Post May 16, 2018   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/global-opinions/wp/2018/05/16/palestinians-have-no-choice-but-to-continue-the-struggle/?utm_term=.1fa9b9694dc7     *****************************************************   The following are excerpts from Ms. Erakat’s Op-Ed: Palestinians have been organizing demonstrations, … Continue reading

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mothers (and babies) in prison

    re: “Raising babies behind bars: A bold experiment in parenting and punishment is allowing children in prison. But is that a good thing?” by Justin Jouvenal The Washington Post May 11, 2018   https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/local/wp/2018/05/11/feature/prisons-are-allowing-mothers-to-raise-their-babies-behind-bars-but-is-the-radical-experiment-in-parenting-and-punishment-a-good-idea/?noredirect=on&utm_term=.b4e939ea676a     *****************************************************   … Continue reading

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a modest Mother’s Day proposal

    To make sure that no one feels left out. And to build upon what Anna Jarvis started (a bogus holiday with no foundation in our cultural or religious traditions whatsoever). What about a Men’s Day? Women’s Day? Sons’ … Continue reading

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