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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  “The wall which divides the knowledgeable  from the uninformed has been constructed by those on the outside and the building blocks of this wall are opinions! Opinions separate the uninformed from the villages of knowledge.” Opinion versus truth: http://therogerspost.com/2016/02/03/opinion-truth/ You will not find any new information here.   (1) The vast majority of physicians and …

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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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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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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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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/28 Guest Host: Jennifer Calvert A Poem in Four Parts Drip, Part 1 Wild honey, Drip, down her candid heart, Swelling, Fainting, the sight of blood, Paranoia, gapping like a fleshy wound, A maiden of distrust, A dangerous peril of insanity, Exposed to the heat of the sun, Sanctuary within a dappled disparity, …

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The storm has stopped, and the cleanup is only beginning–but not without a snowball fight or some sledding first. By Washington Post staff January 25 at 9:52 PM The following is a list of weather-related closings and delays for Tuesday. Federal government ● Federal offices in the D.C. region will remain closed Tuesday, the Office …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/26 Guest Host: Jennifer Calvert  Three Poems: Kill Your Darlings Sweetly she sings, Vocals, like the sound of the wren, High pitched and toned, Beating in the wind, Cutting edge, She risks, her heart, Only to find, It shaded and shun, A shadow without the sun, Darling little one, broken, And fractured, Kill …

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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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to Washington, DC Weather   Blizzard Warning for District of Columbia, DC Until 6:00am EST, Sun Jan 24 Issued by The National Weather Service Baltimore/Washington, MD 9:35am EST, Sat Jan 23 … BLIZZARD WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 AM EST SUNDAY… * HAZARD TYPES… HEAVY SNOW AND BLOWING SNOW. * SNOW ACCUMULATIONS… 18 TO …

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