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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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     2016/02/28 This is a foundation for being a life long student. http://www.bbc.com/earth/bespoke/story/20150123-earths-25-biggest-turning-points/index.html Please write a comment. Tell me tour geography. Let me have a Roll Call and I will display your flag on my next post. Charles Clanton Rogers  February 28. 2016

Toto, I don’t think we’re in Kansas anymore.       The Wizard of November 8 Characters in the story: Dorothy: I just want to go home. Scarecrow: “If I only had a brain.” The Tin Man: If I only had a heart.”  The Cowardly Lion:   “I need courage.”  Dorothy, The Scarecrow, The Tin Man, and …

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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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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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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/02/13 Baltimore OrchKids+Youth Orchestra+Baltimore Symphony Orchestra February 11, 2016 The Baltimore Symphony Orchestra Celebrates its 100th Anniversary [1] “The centenary salute, conducted by music director Marin Alsop, provided something more American. More youthful, too. Other than a timeline display in the lobby and some references to old days in remarks made from the …

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“In Europe, near the end of the eighteenth century, the disease accounted for nearly 400,000 deaths each year, including five kings. Of those surviving, one-third were blinded. The worldwide death toll was staggering and continued well into the Twentieth Century, where mortality has been estimated at 300 to 500 million. This number vastly exceeds the combined …

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Marie Curie died six weeks after I was born in 1934. She was a discoverer of Radium. I used Radium to treat cancer patients.  Marie Curie died from excessive exposure to radiations which caused aplastic anemia. Many millions of  people around the World have benefited from her trailblazing science.     Marie Sklodowska Curie 1867 …

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Edith Wison, First Lady and [Acting President, October 1919 ~March 1921] ~High Blood Pressure and Stroke Incapacitates President Woodrow Wilson This post is the third of a series building to my first-person history of medicine and surgery in The Twentieth Century. These early, historical, posts are necessary to set a platform for comparison to the dramatic revolution occurring …

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In the 1800s Ignaz Semmelweis  determined that  maternal mortality from childbed fever was caused by doctors failure to wash their hands. [1] It is believed that Jane Seymour, the third wife of England’s King Henry VIII, died of puerperal fever two weeks after giving birth to Henry’s only surviving son the future Edward VI of England.  Maternal mortality …

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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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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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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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  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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         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         Part II First-person history of “Tinker, Tailor. Surgeon-Sailor” The medical school graduation Speaker said  that I should need [1] the heart of a lion, [2] the eye of an eagle, and [3] the hand of a woman, to be a good doctor. When I examined “sick bay” on the LST …

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http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Jazz-Steven-Rogers-Aukrust/dp/B00C6Z97QA   Tinker-Tailor, Surgeon-Sailor, Part 1 of a series. First-person history of a “ship’s Doc” in between wars. When is the moment that a young student of medicine becomes a “real doctor”? [It is not when the medical school or The U.S. Navy say you are. It happens some time later.] The day I had …

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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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