Tag Archives: Roger W. Smith

crowd control on the Brooklyn Bridge

    I read with dismay and consternation an article in the New York Times a day or two ago: “Want Fewer Crowds on the Brooklyn Bridge? You’re Not Alone” By Winnie Hu, The New York Times, December 8, 2017 … Continue reading

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Mozart’s “Jupiter” live (thoughts inspired by)

    Last night I saw a performance of Mozart’s symphony no. 41 in C Major (“Jupiter”) by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall. I dashed off my thoughts last night during intermission and on the subway and bus … 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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The Water Music; thoughts about death

    Last night, on December 2, 2017, I attended a concert by the Orpheus Chamber Orchestra at Carnegie Hall in New York. The concert began with Handel’s Water Music Suite No. 2 in D Major. It is good when … Continue reading

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the absurdity of racial categorizations (a glaring example)

    In a previous blog post   “this isn’t racism?” https://rogersgleanings.com/2017/09/03/this-isnt-racism/   I wrote: … what is white, anyway, and what is black? When it comes to racial categories, that is. Whites are not really white and blacks are … Continue reading

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code words

              Advertisement Sunday Review section The New York Times November 26, 2017 pg. 6     Friends Academy Locust Valley, Long Island, NY Quaker, Co-Educational, Independent Day School For ages 3 through twelfth grade. … Continue reading

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Sic semper tyrannis

    Have you noticed? On cable news stations now, it’s all Trump, all the time. Trump and his administration should be covered closely and his actions, statements, and claims scrutinized. But, in my humble opinion, it’s way too much. … Continue reading

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