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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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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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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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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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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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  2016/01/02 Attributed to KW3 radio. A professor stood before his philosophy class and had some items in front of him. When the class began, he wordlessly picked up a very large and empty mayonnaise jar and proceeded to fill it with golf balls. He then asked the students if the jar was full. …

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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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Art is the most nearly true mirror of our culture and our heritage. One requires music and art to celebrate our culture and heritage. Art is our oldest recorded history; an unvarnished record of History, ccr INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING   – Supplement for Financial Support of The Music Education  I.B. MUSICAL EDUCATION SPECIAL EDITION This is dedicated to my personal musical …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2015/12/17   Christmas Guest,   Laura Grace Weldon One year it seemed we were having the worst Christmas ever. That autumn my husband had been in a car accident. His broken neck was healing, but it left him with severe migraines and what doctors thought might be a seizure disorder. Because he wasn’t medically …

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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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Franklin Roosevelt: “…the only thing we have to fear is…fear itself… So, first of all, let me assert my firm belief that the only thing we have  to fear is…fear itself…nameless, unreasoning, unjustified terror which paralyzes needed efforts to convert retreat into advance. In every dark hour of our national life a leadership of frankness and …

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:   One of the best received of my posts was Journey of the Human  Mind  – Introduction To appreciate today’s supplement to “Journey of the Human Mind”, click on the link below: http://therogerspost.com/2015/06/15/human-mind-2/   Next, on November 7, 2015, edition  NYT  VR   See: “The Displaced.” The following review is not meant to be …

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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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Image by Josh Richardson (1) Audio by Louie Armstrong and Ella Fitzgerald “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,”(2) My first awareness of Japan and the people of Japan …

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“When I am an old woman I shall wear purple With a red hat which doesn’t go….”[1] Well, I’m 81, and I’m going to metaphorically “wear some purple”,  today by playing; the cute card….                                        “I’ll have what shes’s having” …

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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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  (1) Let’s all look through all of the telescopes! “Galileo’s discovery of the telescope in 1609  enabled him to confirm his beliefs in the Copernican system and emboldened him to make public arguments in its favor. Through a telescope set in his garden behind his house, Galileo saw the Milky Way, the valleys and mountains of the …

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