Monthly Archives: December 2016

Rossi case: Roster of Rossi posts

Posts So Far (1) ‘Rossi case:  The telling case of Herman J. Rossi’s murder of Clarence “Gabe” Dahlquist — some first few words’ (2) “Rossi case:  The proximate instigation“ (3) “Rossi case:  Rossi shoots Dahlquist at Samuels Hotel“  (4) “Rossi case: … Continue reading

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Rossi case: Mabel Strikes Back

Rossi post 9.1:  I’m stepping out of time sequence with this draft post, jumping ahead to after Herman J. Rossi’s murder trial to a brief consideration of the initial situation surrounding Herman’s suit for divorce against Mabel and her vigorous … Continue reading

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French film, Standing Tall

Watched this new French film, on Netflix, last night.  Though by no means a great film, it’s nevertheless an interesting watch for at least two reasons.  First, it offers a sympathetic — as opposed to muckraking and critical — perspective … Continue reading

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Four film recommendations, out of the box

I’ve had unusually good luck with Netflix or Amazon films lately.  All four I’m recommending here deal very effectively with what sociologists since Tomatsu Shibutani call “social worlds” (for more on the concept, download here).  All four are foreign films. … Continue reading

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Roizen family history footnote: entering the U.S.

For the record, we entered the U.S. to stay on July 11, 1951 at Seattle.  This means, incidentally, that Dad was 27 years old when he made that move, Mom was 31, I was 7, and Peter was 4.  The … Continue reading

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Probably not secrecy, based on the minutes of a 1942 meeting

Note:  I wish to thank Paul Roman, Tom Babor, Gabor Kelemen, and anonymous reviewers for comments on an earlier draft of this article.  Ron A single, seemingly inconsequential document has shed a little new light on an old mystery. But … Continue reading

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