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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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Robert W. Tighe, letter of condolence 12-9-1989

Tighe Condolence Letter

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Roger W. Smith, 50th class reunion essay, Canton High School, Canton, MA

    rogers-50th-high-school-reunion-essay   I graduated from Canton High School in Canton, Massachusetts in 1964. For our fiftieth class reunion, in October 2014, we were invited to submit reminiscences of our high school years, in response to a questionnaire. Attached … Continue reading

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