Charles Clanton Rogers

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

  “Before I built a wall I’d ask to know What I was walling in or walling out, And to whom I was like to give offense. Something there is that doesn’t love a wall,” Robert Frost   INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING  “Introducing interesting Citizens-of-the-World through blogging” http://therogerspost.com/ Publication schedule and scheduled guests: December 1  Alex from Russia …

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In his classic novella, Antoine de Saint-Exupéry has left several important lessons. The vital ones are: The Lesson of The Rose and The Lesson of The Fox Roses: Your Rose is your responsibility is your rose. It is only in your responsibility (your rose) wherein you can find fulfillment, the ultimate reward and treasure. It is only by …

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When I was a Resident Physician, I had a 1947 MG-TD   exactly like this. The “wind-screen” folded down on the bonnet. The rag top was nearly useless and it did not have windows. I loved that car! I had a 356 B Porsche in Candy Apple Red I had a 1961 Corvette “Sting-Ray” with …

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Announcement: Starting December 1, 2015, my link becomes the host for INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING My first guest is Alex, photographer from Russia.  the link is my link:   http://therogerspost.com/ I have come to blogging late.  It is instructive and more fun than I have had in years.  I have met the most interesting and charitable people who …

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    Antiquity instructs us: “A picture is worth a thousand words!” By publishing these six images from Urscia Mahring, I am acknowledging the great value of her visual art to my posts. These are images which Urscia has generously provided me to use for banners of some of my posts Charles Clanton Rogers         …

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  ‘Pay no attention to the man behind the curtain!”  (OZ: “The Great and Powerful Wizard.”) By the completion of  Frank Baum’s  classic allegory parable: The Wizard of Oz,  everyone sees that the man behind the curtain is a charlatan.  For the entire tale, the protagonist have been deceived by an ordinary liar attempting to convince them …

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Mary Doria Russell: “Never buy anything from a man selling fear.”   Arabs, Azeris, Persians, Turks, Armenians Assyrians and Jewish People I selected this history by Russell because one needs to understand the somewhat arbitrary architecture of the political and governments  the geography of the nations/states of The Middle East. I often hear discussions that seem to assume …

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Franklin Roosevelt: “…the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself… So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have  to fear is…fear itself…nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and …

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West Running Brook ‘Fred, where is north?’ ‘North? North is there, my love. The brook runs west.’ ‘West-running Brook then call it.’ (West-Running Brook men call it to this day.) ‘What does it think k’s doing running west When all the other country brooks flow east To reach the ocean? It must be the brook …

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Among all the treasures to cherish, the family is second to none.  I think young people are not provided with sufficient knowledge and skills to assemble and keep one. In several earlier posts, I recounted how very fortunate I was to have been born into a very loving, attentive and instructive family. In spite of …

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Do not  adjust your picture! Check to see if both sides of your  headset is operating properly. Consider that you are listening to a recording of a symphony through headphones.  To complete the transaction, both earpieces must be working properly.  I fear that too many listeners (discussants) have only one ear piece turned on or adjusted. There is an evolutionary …

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Precocious? Time Traveler Series: Boy Scouts, Mid-Twentieth Century America. You could say that I was a precocious Boy Scout. It was mostly opportunity. I was the only child of a father who had dedicated his life to the Boy Scouts of America. Malcolm “Mac” Rogers was a virtual “missionary” for the Scouting movement in America.     …

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[/audio] Nostalgia: The best student-citizen was awarded the high privilege of leaving the classroom early to take the erasers outdoors to “dust” them! Number five in the series: “I am a Time-Traveler from The Twentieth Century” The Forties: Grade School No one  appreciates the digital revolution more than I do.   Please see my two-part homage in these …

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JE SUIS PARIS No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend’s Or of …

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“And now here is my secret, a very simple secret: It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” Book Review: Le Petit Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery The Little Prince is Saint-Expurey’s  poetic clairvoyance of truth, beauty, and love. If you have not read it, do not …

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     FDR IS DEAD!     On Thursday, the 12th day of April 1945, at the age of  69, The Commander-in-Chief  of The United States Armed Forces  and de facto leader of “the free World” in the apex of the World history’s largest war, had a sudden severe headache ….and died. Number four in the …

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                       GPS: International Blogging November 11 Update                                                                                             …

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Early Charles This essay first appeared as “Early Childhood Education- 1938 Version”,  as a Guest Author, in NOVEMBER 5, 2015, LAURA GRACE WELDON: Free Range Learning          lauragraceweldon.com/blog-2   “Catch that bird! Don’t let that chicken get away, Charles!” I was four years old, enrolled in Grandmother’s Biology & History class. On that …

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:   One of the best received of my posts was Journey of the Human  Mind  – Introduction To appreciate today’s supplement to “Journey of the Human Mind”, click on the link below: http://therogerspost.com/2015/06/15/human-mind-2/   Next, on November 7, 2015, edition  NYT  VR   See: “The Displaced.” The following review is not meant to be …

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    The Coywolf, evolved in-your-face, not in some vague remote past millennia, but in our lifetime! This intriguing animal, the Coywolf, is going to lead us across the bridge of enlightenment to a Eureka! experience. These are the intensely rewarding scientific experiences when a theory is graphically demonstrated and seen by oneself as Fact! Coywolf …

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