Charles Clanton Rogers

Reflections based on poetry, music, visual art, book reviews, history of science, first-person history, philosophical essays and International Blogging

In the wake of the past week, I wish to re-publish this essay and request your attention and consideration. If I have your attention, let me clearly state that I do not want to obtain a wholesale swap of the reader’s convictions to what you may believe are mine. I intend to move no one …

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Insomnia is at epidemic proportions across America!  It is reported that those who fail to get enough sleep have many serious problems. Most need seven hours a night; few get it.   James Beckerman, MD, FACC(1) reports: “You know lack of sleep can make you grumpy and foggy. You may not know what it can …

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For thousands of years, perhaps tens of thousands, humans have been aware of their mortality and have obsessed with and have passed down the most serious narratives about the origins and purposes of life. Anthropologists and sociologist, having studied many tribes and civilizations, in all Continents, report descriptions of deities and supernatural forces explaining life’s …

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We, the people of The United States of 2015, must defend the principles which have permitted  us and our children to live in a functioning free nation, None of these principles is greater than that of tolerance. The founding fathers who wrote our Constitution had waged a war in rebellion from the tyranny and arbitrary …

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It seems an essential component of Television News and a favorite of internet videos,  are dramatic reports of people who, with great courage and determination, have overcome a congenital handicap or physical injury, to achieve a remarkable skill. Quadriplegics and amputees are shown painting art with a teeth held brush, or dancing and running on …

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One of the benefits of being a senior citizen is to have an appreciation, a sense of astonishment.  A recognition of our enormous privilege of instant, retrievable, information, communication, reading and writing that we now enjoy.  We have immediacy and availability;  having all of the information and arts, in our pockets wherever we may go. Compare …

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[ To Liz and Steven: From our union, we  speak to consecrate your marriage. Unite your strengths of authenticity, courage and tenacity, Make of your hands, one hand; make of your hearts, one heart.  In the words of Kahlil Gibran:“Stand together, yet not too near together: For the pillars of the temple stand apart, And …

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Image by Urscia Mahring   J S Bach, Mass in B minor J S Bach Cello Suite Beethoven’s Ninth Symphony, Conducted by Leonard Bernstein Berlin, December 1989, Fall of the Berlin Wall Concert Giacomo Puccini Arias 1. La Boheme: Quando men vo 2.M Butterfly: Un bel di veremo Igor Stravinsky, Rite of Spring,  Le Sacre …

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Originally posted on Photography Journal Blog:
The original post for this week’s photo challenge mentions a robin’s nest as a possible example of intricate.  I’m going to take that a step further and suggest that it is not only the nest that is intricate, but that those weeks of being an egg and hatchling are…

Prior to the Nineteenth Century, prehistory did not exist. Renfrew starts this surprising story of prehistoric archeology by informing us that only two hundred years ago, there was no notion that the human past involved tens of thousands [perhaps hundreds of thousands] of years of development and change.” Even now many do not accept this information.  The idea of prehistory only …

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A proposition and forum: The challenge of the artist, is to find Truth and distill it, providing a gift for the remainder of us in order to distract us from the grind of life. Do you agree? What are the tools which the artist may use for this challenge? Tell us about your favorite tool and media. …

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