Charles Clanton Rogers

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


GUEST ARTIST – ROSE CROSBY – Photography – London


“Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” ― Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3

Autumn London – Rose Crosby

london in fall


My name is Rosie, I am a 20 something teacher  who has recently moved from the countryside to East London.

Favourite things: Dogs and horses, food, good wine, dancing (I am a salsa dancing addict!), singing and travelling (ANYWHERE and EVERYWHERE!)

Guilty pleasures: Reggaeton (hispanic rap/pop music), anything that combines both peanut butter and chocolate, speaking grammatically poor but decent enough Spanish all the time.


Rosie of England


I’m a newbie to the blogging scene but, having been inspired by other lifestyle blogs, decided to start this blog, honestly I find it more refreshing than I thought I would. I never kept a diary as a child (with the exception of one summer when I had to as a school project). Now, I wish I had.

I like writing about the things that I do, the places I go and the things I make/eat (I love food!). You’ll find recipes under the ‘food’ section. I also try and take a lot of pictures to accompany this, as they say, a picture equals 1000 words.




Click on  this link to See London and the BROADWAY MARKET  (then return for The Spooky cemetery)



Rosie 6

Rosie 5Incredible image courtesy of; Brooke Shaden














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Rosie 2

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As we leave, Thank you, Rosie – I don’t believe anyone ever truly leaves London

London by Rosie


TO PROMOTE ROSIE,  please hit  reBlog             or  Share


Charles Clanton Rogers

“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

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Banner image courtesy of the artist, Myphuong Nguyen






  1. You are forever the mentor!

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      Some seem to think mentoring is selfless work (charitable). I’ve been mentoring since I was a Boy Scout – Den Chief to cub scouts (I was 12, 13, 14; they were 9, 10, 11; one of the cubs grew up to became my medical student! – in his twenties)
      Mentoring is not work; Aside from being a father, it is one of Life’s greatest privileges. Also, I always learned more from my students than they learned from me! – really (no one learns more from the lesson than the teacher) I would never have accepted less for “my mission and responsibility – it’s the “Rose” of The Little Prince. c.
      (My mother taught in the grades [to immigrant children in Spanish/ English as a second language. I have a son who teaches grades 7-12 music and diversity) I am the fortunate one. c.


      1. “Everyone you will ever meet knows something you don’t.” Bill Nye
        Yes!! You are fortunate.

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      2. clanton1934 says:

        That’s what my grandmother told me when I was 5. She said: “you can learn something from everyone” 🌹


  2. bbnewsab says:

    Very impressive photos! But they remind me of these words by Truman Capote (and later reiterated by Leonard Cohen): Life is a moderately good play with a badly written third act.

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      Third acts are part of the “whole play” – I’m making the most of mine. It must be used before the “sell date”! K

      Liked by 1 person

      1. bbnewsab says:

        As a matter of fact I believe that Leonard Cohen, in an interview, told the reporter almost exactly the same, KK. Because the third act belongs to the play, it’s up to you to enjoy and like it. And make the most, and best, of it.

        BTW, Leonard Cohen was born the same year as you, KK.

        Seems to be a good vintage, full of palatable tastes.

        Can it be a Chardonnay wine? Or, rather, a Charlonnay wine? 🙂

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      2. clanton1934 says:

        Cognac! Always distilled & AGED. K

        Liked by 1 person

  3. bbnewsab says:

    Talking of quotes, have you noticed, KK, that you are addressed by the Faraday’s Candle girls in a new post on their blog?

    I just commented that the Faraday’s Candle girls had invited the right person. Have a look at: .

    Liked by 1 person

    1. clanton1934 says:

      Thank you; I sent them quote from The Little Prince. K

      Liked by 1 person

  4. notesbyrosie says:

    Thank you for the feature 🙂

    Liked by 1 person

    1. clanton1934 says:

      Rosie, it was a privilege. I have introduced several new internet friends to you. Nurture those contacts. c.

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    2. clanton1934 says:

      Rosie, My Swedish guardian angel picked up the misspelling of cemetery. I corrected it. Fortunately, WordPress allows me to do that and update the correction. The Day before yesterday, I left out an N in Jennifer. As a teacher, you may be interested to know that I was taught to read whole sentences or more than one sentence in one glance (for speed reading- sacrificing spelling). I can’t spell or pick up misspellings. I’m sorry. c

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    3. clanton1934 says:

      Dear Rosie, Did you see the photographs of the Russian school children that I published. I would like to follow with school children of additional nations. If you have “portraits” on some of some school children from England that you would like to see published in International Blogging, please send them to me as e-mail attachments to:
      Thank you, Charles

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      1. notesbyrosie says:


        I would like to do that, and I have some lovely photos of my kids playing various instruments/singing in our recent winter concert. However, due to British child protection laws they can only be used by the school with the parents consent. Thank you for thinking of me though! Rose

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      2. clanton1934 says:

        That is a shame Rosie! Are there no “stock” approved English schoolchildren photos made for brochures or advertising? English school child photographs is what I want- could be generic (although, I would have much preferred your students! Charles


  5. bbnewsab says:

    @KK: Cognac?

    That’s the spirit, KK! 🙂

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  6. Beautiful photography! Wonderful post!

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    1. clanton1934 says:

      And here is anther bridge; from Australia to England. Now, let’s see how we can promote traffic on these bridges. I would love if those who were featured on I. B.would exchange conversations with one another! How about that JeNNifer? I now that bbnewsab would eat that up. I suspect that Norway and Nigeria would participate. HEY, “Faraday’s Candle” students: Have you got your ears on? I’ve brought to you young artists, poets and authors from around the World! My challenge: one person-to-person e-mail each week until the end of December 2015. Signed/ The Grand Poo-Bah

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      1. Yes Charles! I have been having great conversations with bbnewsab. Would love to participate in the grand poo-bag challenge! Hehe ☺️


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