Charles Clanton Rogers

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

The Poetry of Walt Whitman “This is what you shall do; Love the earth and sun and the animals, despise riches, give alms to everyone that asks, stand up for the stupid and crazy, devote your income and labor to others, hate tyrants, argue not concerning God, have patience and indulgence toward the people, take …

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That which we share is greater than that which divides us. The Sand Mandala (Tibetan: དཀྱིལ་འཁོར།, Wylie: dkyil ‘khor; Chinese: 沙坛城; pinyin: Shā Tánchéng) is a Tibetan Buddhist tradition involving the creation and destruction of mandalas made from colored sand. A sand mandala is ritualistically dismantled once it has been completed and its accompanying ceremonies …

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Historically, walls have been constructed by those inside to prevent outsiders from getting inside the walls. In the case of knowledge and the pursuit of truth, it is the reverse. The wall which divides the knowledged from the uninformed has been constructed by those on the outside and the building blocks of this wall are opinions! Opinions separate …

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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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http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Jazz-Steven-Rogers-Aukrust/dp/B00C6Z97QA   Guess my favorite Matisse.   Matisse I.   Matisse II.     Matisse III.   Matisse IV.   Matisse V. http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Jazz-Steven-Rogers-Aukrust/dp/B00C6Z97QA “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.” “All grown-ups were once …

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  “You study, you learn, but you guard the original naivete. It has to be within you, as desire for drink is within the drunkard or love is within the lover. Cutting into color reminds me of the sculptor’s direct carving. An artist must never be a prisoner. Prisoner? An artist should never be a …

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The Degas winner   Now  help me decide between “Tuft of Flowers” and “Mending Wall”. “Mending Wall” by Robert Frost,  1874-1963 “Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun; And makes gaps even two can pass abreast. The work of hunters is …

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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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To find Truth, accept three ideas: “In order to be at peace with oneself and the world around them, an understanding of a Zen mind principles can be quite enlightening.” . … [In order to enter into to my World and to understand my mind, your point-of-view must assimilate these three ideas.] … “Master these …

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  INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING    2015/12/22   “Darwin”  2011-2015 “Darwin” 2011-2015  Our Felis catus tribe, part one. [added recording by Steven Rogers] … I don’t know if cats go to heaven when they die. … What I do know is that during the time that they live with us, that they have a soul like I do! …

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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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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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