Charles Clanton Rogers

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

VIEWING ALERT: SEE PBS: “Murder of a President” on American Experience PBS: “Murder of a President” [Candice Millard] on American Experience. January 31, 2016 [today] Mary Doria Russell: “When developing a historical novel, I try to get a sense of what’s going on in the wider world that surrounds my story’s setting. War is always there in …

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Primum non nocere In The USA, the  medical and surgical  care provided to a sitting president is the very best available. [2] My overall purpose in a series of posts is to illustrate and report on changes in American Medical care in the past 150 years (the last three percent of recorded history) I am anchoring …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/28 Guest Host: Jennifer Calvert A Poem in Four Parts Drip, Part 1 Wild honey, Drip, down her candid heart, Swelling, Fainting, the sight of blood, Paranoia, gapping like a fleshy wound, A maiden of distrust, A dangerous peril of insanity, Exposed to the heat of the sun, Sanctuary within a dappled disparity, …

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The storm has stopped, and the cleanup is only beginning–but not without a snowball fight or some sledding first. By Washington Post staff January 25 at 9:52 PM The following is a list of weather-related closings and delays for Tuesday. Federal government ● Federal offices in the D.C. region will remain closed Tuesday, the Office …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/26 Guest Host: Jennifer Calvert  Three Poems: Kill Your Darlings Sweetly she sings, Vocals, like the sound of the wren, High pitched and toned, Beating in the wind, Cutting edge, She risks, her heart, Only to find, It shaded and shun, A shadow without the sun, Darling little one, broken, And fractured, Kill …

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From Washington Post, 2016/01/25; Drivers face plenty of icy roads, water main breaks as region digs out. A long, cold, icy, week remains! Capital Weather Gang D.C. area forecast: A chilly week with two chances of precipitation Resize Text Print Article Comments 91 By Jason Samenow January 25 at 5:00 AM Sunset over a snow-capped …

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to Washington, DC Weather   Blizzard Warning for District of Columbia, DC Until 6:00am EST, Sun Jan 24 Issued by The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington, MD 9:35am EST, Sat Jan 23 … BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY… * HAZARD TYPES… HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 18 TO …

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Metro [underground and surface] completely shut down for 48 hours. At least six people were killed in car crashes due to icy roads in North Carolina, Kentucky and Tennessee. Thick snow covered the Washington DC area on Saturday as a potentially record-breaking blizzard paralysed road, rail and airline travel on the US East Coast from …

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Firefighters Save St. Bernard from Frozen Lake Firefighters in Fairfax County rescued a scared St. Bernard from an icy lake in Fairfax Station Saturday night. Video from the rescue shows the firefighters in Woodglen Lake coaxing the dog out of the lake and cheering when it was rescued. “The dog was rescued from the freezing …

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  1922 Knickerbocker Theater. Washington, DC “A winter storm that could bury parts of the Middle Atlantic region under nearly 3 feet of snow slammed into Washington, D.C. on Friday afternoon, threatening the nation’s capital with record accumulations as it barrels up the populous East Coast. After days of planning by emergency officials and a …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/22 TWENTY-FOUR to THIRTY Inches of snow predicted for eighty-five million people in Eastern 1/3 of USA. • Atlanta Public Schools are letting students out early Friday because of the bad weather, joining a host of other school systems around North Georgia. • All flights to and from Philadelphia International Airport will be …

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Othering, Fears, Dragons and The Devil  There are no “others”. “[Our genetic] history is messy: we are all the product of a tangled bush of genetic relationships between ancient and modern human groups.  Our genes demonstrate that none of us can claim to have ancestry from just a single region or place, as people have been …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/14 This is a Book Recommendation: When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi  I started this book at 10:00 PM last night and finished it, in a single session, approximately five hours later. This is NOT my Book Review; it is my strong recommendation.  I may write a review in the future. What the Critics Say Atul Gawande: “Rattling, …

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Steven Pinker has penned a fascinating review of “man’s inhumanity to man”.   Be prepared to read some encouraging information about violence.  Properly so, we are alarmed with daily reports of murder, rapes, assaults and cruelty, especially to infants and children. Television’s “Breaking News”  and The Tabloids, extract great profit from the unrelenting drum beating and crashing …

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         The Old Man and the Sea “Writing, at its best, is a lonely life. Organizations for writers palliate the writer’s loneliness but I doubt if they improve his writing. He grows in public stature as he sheds his loneliness and often his work deteriorates. For he does his work alone and …

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L.T. Garvin

Eclectic blog: short fiction, poetry, humor, occasional dreams and wild book schemes.


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Exploring the history of prisoner health

Prisoners, Medical Care and Entitlement to Health in England and Ireland, 1850-2000

Story Life

The creative journey to becoming an author

A Narcissist Writes Letters, To Himself

A Hopefully Formerly Depressed Human Vows To Practice Self-Approval

Leonard Durso

"Literature is language charged with meaning." Ezra Pound