Charles Clanton Rogers

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

The best things in life are not free….they’re priceless! INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/03/03 Abstract: We are the Stewards of LIFE which is a complex organization of independent individuals. We obsessively need to be with others. We think we are separate, but we are one. We think of ourselves as individuals, but we are really just part of …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING  2016/02/15 “Nature … pushes systems toward disorder and chaos, not toward order and function.” (1) The irrepressible force of Life leaves no stone unturned in seeking ways to extend the invaluable larger Life of which we are the stewards. ccr Book: What is Life?, Addy Pross Even the most “active” of non-living molecules …

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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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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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  Literary Giants Review: William Faulkner      ” I decline to accept the end of man. It is easy enough to say that man is immortal because he will endure: that when the last ding-dong of doom has clanged and faded from the last worthless rock hanging tideless in the last red and dying evening, …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2015/12/30   GUEST AUTHOR ~ Gloria Zachgo   I suppose it’s natural for me to write stories with Kansas settings. I grew up on a farm in Lincoln County KansasI  where I attended one of the last one-room schoolhouses  in the country. Although I was the only child in my grade for most …

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In December, I am revisiting the best-received posts – number ten – a book review #10 Three Dog Life 12/4 #9 The Evolution of One Writer 12/6 #8 Before I Built a Wall…. 12/8 #7 Birches – Robert Frost 12/10 #6 You Could Be Immortal 12/12 #5 FDR is DEAD! 12/14 #4 Ella and Louis 12/16 …

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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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“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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[/audio][/audio] George Gershwin’s:”Bess, Yo is My Woman now”, Porgy and Bess, (Joe Henderson)   George Gershwin’s: “It ain’t necessarily so”, From Porgy and Bess (Miles Davis) Louis Armstrong:”Oriental Strut” Hot Five, 19254. George Gershwin:”Summertime” “Porgy and Bess” 1934  Performed by Louis Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald This essay is a peek into my silent “self-talk”: [I …

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“Not everything that counts can be counted;   Not everything that can be counted counts.” [C] “When old age shall this generation waste, Thou shalt remain, in midst of other woe Than ours, a friend to man, to whom thou say’st, ‘Beauty is truth, truth beauty,—that is all Ye know on earth, and all ye need …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/03/01   Abstract: Reference: C.C. Rogers: “Life is a Journey”[7] We are the Stewards of LIFE which is a complex organization of independent individuals. We obsessively need to be with others. We think we are separate, but we are one. We think of ourselves as individuals, but we are really just part of an elaborate, interdependent family and community. There is no Them; there’s only Us. Introduction: …

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“I want to be in your arms, where you hold me tight and Never let me go.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go I am retired. I only write reviews of books that have moved into and are camped out in my mind along with books by Thoreau, Russell, Doctorow. Dostoevsky, Dickens, Hemingway and Frost.  There …

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