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     2016/02/28 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

“Lessons from my grandmother~Introduction” This essay first appeared as “Early Childhood Education- 1938 Version”, as a Guest Author, in NOVEMBER 5, 2015, LAURA GRACE WELDON: Free Range Learning lauragraceweldon.com/blog-2 childhood [“pre-school is the foundation of an educated citizenry” ..Rogers]   “Catch that bird!“ Don’t let that chicken get away, Charles!” … I was four years …

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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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[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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Now in the final month of 2015, I am reviewing, in reverse order, the top-ten-best received of my posts. Number nine; Stages on becoming a writer. In December, I am revisiting the best-received posts – number ten – a book review #10 Three Dog Life 12/4 #9 The Evolution of One Writer 12/6 #8 Before …

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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING SOCIETY   MEMBERS: Expand our character. Nominate potential featured guests. Send suggeations to charlesclantonrogers@me.com     If you would like me to put your full name, your link or e-mail on this list, e-mail me. c New Members: Faraday’s Candle – USA Rose Crosby – England Jennifer Calvert-Australia Alex Markovich- Russia Maja (some …

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   prelude-a-lapres-midi-dun-faune INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING  2015/12/03 “That’s the beauty of Australia, the diversity in landscape and seasons.” –Jen Black Hawk and A Dove The wind’s body, blustery and bracing, The breath of leaves, Blow across the seas, Petals of rose buds, to scatter, Against the storm, Lost, A black hawk and a dove, A protector of …

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  A first person history A syllogism (Greek: συλλογισμός syllogismos, “conclusion, inference”) is a kind of logical argument that applies deductive reasoning to arrive at a conclusion based on two or more propositions that are asserted or assumed to be true. “In its earliest form, defined by Aristotle, from the combination of a general statement …

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JE SUIS PARIS No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. As well as if a promontory were. As well as if a manor of thy friend’s Or of …

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                       GPS: International Blogging November 11 Update                                                                                             …

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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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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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  (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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[Real cowboys never run, they just ride away.~ Cowboy Proverb, 2015©www.PhyllisBurchettPhoto.net] “No Man is an Island”(1)  John Donne 1572 – 1631 “No man is an island, Entire of itself, Every man is a piece of the continent, A part of the main. If a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less. …

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                  bbnewsab and I have been discussing evidence and characterization of persons, their thoughts,  their beliefs. And their rationalizations. My Swedish college brings us this TED Talk by Robert Sapolsky, Professor Neuroscience of Standford. I have been reading A Primate’s Memoir, by Professor Sapolsky. You must view …

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  Let’s Keep the “birdie-in-the-air” with “Let’s Play Geography”! 2015/09/22/  from bbnews@gmail.com:2015/09/22 https://bbnewsblog.wordpress.com/2015/07/02/the-two-information-processing-systems-ipss-in-your-brain-one-is-woo-ish-the-other-is-rational/ . It’s about how our brains process sensory information. There are two separate processing systems in our brains. In the best of worlds they complement each other. But in religious contexts there is too much emphasis on information processing system #1 (= …

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The importance of the Torah in The Literature of Western Culture     with  bbnewsab (PV) To read the Western Canon one must know at least the vocabulary of  The Tyndal Bible which starts with The Christian “Old Testament”, which is The Hebrew Bible. The Tyndale Bible (Coverdale, ed.) was the Bible of Shakespeare and Elizabethan period; not …

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  We continue to invite contemporary poets to submit their work here. We have featured three guest poets:        Paul F. Lenzi  poesypluspolemics.wordpress.com       Laura Grace Weldon     lauragraceweldon.com                          Laurel Holmes of REALITY SANDWICHES   For today we are …

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If you are a good teacher/ mentor, you will live in your students. Lessons for Writing and Life:  I write something every day. I make many decisions every day. Every sentence that I write is influenced by my grandmother, my parents and a regiment of teachers/ mentors.  “We stand on the shoulders of giants.” (1)  Every word, …

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