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My Grandfather, the 1912 World Series, and Harry Hooper’s Catch; Plus, a Couple of My Own Favorites

My Grandfather, the 1912 World Series, and Harry Hooper’s Catch; Plus, a Couple of My Own Favorites

by Roger W. Smith


In the 1912 World Series, the Boston Red Sox beat the New York Giants four games to three, with one tie. 1,126 more words

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office politics

I had a varied and spotty career in my work life.

I was a freelancer for a few years, interrupted my career to pursue a graduate degree, but spent most of my work life working in offices. 390 more words

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"Trump Takes Manhattan"

re:

“How Fifth Avenue Is Coping,” by Matthew Schneier, The New York Times, November 23, 2016

http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/11/23/fashion/fifth-avenue-holiday-shopping-donald-trump-tower-protesters.html

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The above referenced New York Times… 1,055 more words

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in which I take stock of myself considered as a reader

The following is the text of an email of mine from today to an academic with whom I have had contact periodically regarding literary scholarship. Her research interests are in the area of early twentieth century American literature. 293 more words

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parenting (no one ever seems to get it right)

For what it’s worth, I would like to share something which I have been discussing with a relative of mine.

He has had issues with his son, who is a young adult. 429 more words

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"By The Mark"

Speaking of religion …

I find that there is something very spiritual about Gillian Welch’s song “By The Mark”

on YouTube, at

I shared this song with a relative a while ago. 45 more words

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Roger W. Smith, “Religion”

Who cares what I think about the topic of religion, one might ask.

It has probably — I would say, certainly — been written and declaimed about far more than any other conceivable topic over the ages, far surpassing topics such as politics. 1,753 more words

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