Tag Archives: Alan W. Smith (Roger W. Smith’s father)

re Melania’s outfit and its designer

      “There is perhaps no phenomenon which contains so much destructive feeling as ‘moral indignation,’ which permits envy or hate to be acted out under the guise of virtue.” — Erich Fromm, Man for Himself: An Inquiry into … Continue reading

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My Father’s Career as a Musician

  A message from someone who read a post on this blog, asking about my father’s career as a musician, prompted me to respond as follows:   — Roger W. Smith       September 2016       ****************************************************************   re … Continue reading

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Father Paul Gallivan

  Father Paul Gallivan was a good friend and a colleague of my father, Alan W. Smith, in musical productions of Saint Paul’s Roman Catholic Church in Dorchester, Massachusetts. He delivered a eulogy at my father’s memorial service.

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Alan W. Smith, piano teacher

 

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reflections on work

  The following is the text of an email of mine to a friend:   I think you told me once that you like your work and don’t want to quit. I hope that’s true. My Dad was a freelance … Continue reading

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An Early Lesson in Writing

  When I was around 13 and still in junior high school, we had a discussion at the dinner table in our home in Massachusetts one Sunday afternoon that was intellectually stimulating, as was often the case. My older brother … Continue reading

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St. Paul Catholic church, Dorchester, MA, program, “The King and I,” 1958

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