Tag Archives: Robert Tighe

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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My English Teacher, Robert W. Tighe

    The following is a message of mine posted today in response to a daughter of my former English teacher, Robert W. Tighe.     ****************************************************************   In your Facebook post of March 23, you said, regarding your father: … 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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Roger Smith, “Learning How to Write”

  During the summer of 1962, between my sophomore and junior years at Canton High School in Canton, Massachusetts, a summer school course was offered taught by my older brother’s English teacher, Robert W. Tighe. I had had practically no … Continue reading

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