Category Archives: personal writings of Roger W. Smith

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    A little poem For my son’s math class. Mostly written by me. Clever? Jejune? You be the judge.   — Roger W. Smith     *************************   Don’t be lazy. Don’t be lazy. Multiply and divide, Don’t be … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith, “On Catching a Fly Ball”

  Mark Harris, in his wonderful baseball novel The Southpaw (1953), talks about an aspect of the game, fly balls. The Southpaw is the first in a series of novels about Henry Wiggen, a star pitcher for a fictional team, … Continue reading

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“My Dogs Growing Up”

    My first dog was Sugar, a mongrel, in fifth grade. We had a problem because Sugar was chasing and biting college students on bikes, so my parents took the dog back to the pound. I was very upset. … Continue reading

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Roger W. Smith articles, “Notable Sports Figures”

Roger’s articles, Notable Sports FiguresRoger W. Smith, ‘Leo Durocher’Roger W. Smith,’Wesley Branch Rickey’

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Roger Smith, student essay on dog Bambi (in Spanish)

    Roger W. Smith, essay on his dog Bambi (in Spanish)     Posted above is a brief personal essay of mine that was written as an assignment in an advanced course in the Spanish language taught by Professor … Continue reading

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Roger Smith, “Al Anochecer” (“At Dusk”; in Spanish)

Roger W. Smith, ‘Al Anochecer’ (‘At Dusk’; in Spanish)   This exercise in creative writing was an assignment for an advanced course in the Spanish language at Columbia University taught by Professor Susana Redondo de Feldman, Chairman of the Spanish … Continue reading

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Limerick by Roger W. Smith

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