Category Archives: tributes (written by Roger W. Smith)

William Sage Dalzell (1929-2018)

      ‘William Sage Dalzell (1929-2018)’     Bill Dalzell was one of the first people I got to know after moving to New York City. I will never forget his kindness to me. My friendship with Bill was … Continue reading

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can the sun “grin”?

  I learned in yesterday’s New York Times about the passing of my former journalism professor Maurice (Mickey) Carroll, who died on December 6th.   “Maurice Carroll, Political Reporter and Pollster, Dies at 86” By Sam Roberts The New York … Continue reading

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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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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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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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Ruth Wahtera

    The following are comments of mine upon learning of the death of my longtime friend Ruth Wahtera, a native of Peabody, Massachusetts, who passed away on March 20, 2016: In my opinion, Ruth was a very strong woman. … Continue reading

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My English Teacher, Robert W. Tighe

              The following is a message of mine posted on Facebook in response to a daughter of my former English teacher Robert W. Tighe.     ****************************************************************     In your Facebook post of … Continue reading

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