Charles Clanton Rogers

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

INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/08 Guest Artist: Josephine of Munich     Josephine’s Gallery Tonight’s The Night ~Entrance to Chinatown   Clean up     Piece of String               Evening   In Picadilly Circus Delay                   The Wind Lovers   Dare to Dream   …

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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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HAPPY NEW YEAR!  2016  from THE ROGERS POST “As Time Goes By” Rogers & Aukrust. [click this link to purchase] http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Jazz-Steven-Rogers-Aukrust/dp/B00C6Z97QA Your mother  [World] says: “You never write!” Start writing the World.  If you don’t have a blog, resolve to start one as a New Year’s resolution. (A year ago I understood 5% about blogging! The blogging …

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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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In December, I am republishing my top ten posts of 2015; Writers and The  Butterfly ranked number two. [Tiger Swallowtail courtesy of Kathy Shogren] Our potential reader is inundated with shouting media, on large, flat screen televisions or giant cinema’s screen, in spectacular colors and high fidelity stereophonic sound. The protagonist is a Gregory Peck …

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“Out of Nowhere” by the Kim Reynolds Quartet with Steve Rogers on Saxophone. Purchase this MP3 on Cdbaby.com (click on link) INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2015/12/21 GUEST ARTIST: Kathy Shogren- reprise From Kathy’s Gallery Tiger  Swallowtail     Bobcat Mother and Kitten                         Syrphid Impasto Style …

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[I composed this  for my friends who’s first language is something other-than-English. English-first-language speakers  are welcomed to “sing-along”.] Since I became a writer, [I put my hand on a rock, looked up to the Sky and “yowled”: “I am a Writer”(1) – is  there any other credentialing?] —Since I have declared myself to be a …

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  INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING   2015/12/13   Reflections.       My name is Josephine; I live in Munich, Germany. Photography and travelling have long been great passions of mine. In my work as a photographer I present what I see and what I feel through a framework that interests me. I find it liberating what …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2015/12/05 GUEST ARTIST – ROSE CROSBY – Photography – London “Sir, when a man is tired of London, he is tired of life; for there is in London all that life can afford.” ― Samuel Johnson, The Life of Samuel Johnson LL.D. Vol 3 Autumn London – Rose Crosby   My name is …

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   INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING          Guest Artist: Alex Markovich     Russia I am Alex Markovich. I am 37 (born on April 10, 1978) and live in Russia. I showed an interest in photography during my early years. My parents were always perplexed as to why I took photos of a trees reflection in …

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    Antiquity instructs us: “A picture is worth a thousand words!” By publishing these six images from Urscia Mahring, I am acknowledging the great value of her visual art to my posts. These are images which Urscia has generously provided me to use for banners of some of my posts Charles Clanton Rogers         …

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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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Jazz – Icon of The Twentieth Century America I was born in The Thirties: Everything was seen through the lens of the Great Depression.                       Full and healthy employment in 1929 at 3.2% abruptly shifted with the crash on Wall Street and ensuing global depression. Unemployment During the …

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Six blind men were asked to determine what an elephant looked like by feeling different parts of the elephant’s body. The blind man who feels a leg says the elephant is like a pillar; the one who feels the tail says the elephant is like a rope; the one who feels the trunk says the …

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Annie Dillard,  in her lighthouse of ideas for writers, (1) reminds us that an author must present  a part of truth as the writer knows it; but it must be authentic.                                                    …

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The great psychiatrists have been European: e.g.: Reil, Feud, Kraepelinian. Frankl. With the miracle of the “cyber couch”, I have a  Swedish psychiatrist! [PV]     I received his analysis of me today which I’m going  to “Share” [social media influence] PV: “Sometimes I almost suspect that you, in an earlier life must have been an …

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The challenge of a Geisha, like all artIsts, is to distil Truth into a gift, with which to distract the rest of us from the grind of life. ccr Book review: Arthur Golden, Memoirs of a Geisha My first awareness of Japan and the people of Japan was when I was seven years old, on the …

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