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   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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  MY SELECT TEN -#6 YOU CAN BE IMMORTAL Same content; posted with corrections of “TAGS” forgive ccr CLANTON1934 6 COMMENTS DECEMBER 11, 2015 Audio Player 00:0000:00Use Up/Down Arrow keys to increase or decrease volume. A First-person History of a Twentieth-Century Student [In December, I am reviewing and revising my select Ten posts of 2015] …

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  “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,” Robert Frost   INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING  “Introducing interesting Citizens-of-the-World through blogging” http://therogerspost.com/ Publication schedule and scheduled guests: December 1  Alex from Russia …

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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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When I was a Resident Physician, I had a 1947 MG-TD   exactly like this. The “wind-screen” folded down on the bonnet. The rag top was nearly useless and it did not have windows. I loved that car! I had a 356 B Porsche in Candy Apple Red I had a 1961 Corvette “Sting-Ray” with …

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Announcement: Starting December 1, 2015, my link becomes the host for INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING My first guest is Alex, photographer from Russia.  the link is my link:   http://therogerspost.com/ I have come to blogging late.  It is instructive and more fun than I have had in years.  I have met the most interesting and charitable people who …

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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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West Running Brook ‘Fred, where is north?’ ‘North? North is there, my love. The brook runs west.’ ‘West-running Brook then call it.’ (West-Running Brook men call it to this day.) ‘What does it think k’s doing running west When all the other country brooks flow east To reach the ocean? It must be the brook …

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                       GPS: International Blogging November 11 Update                                                                                             …

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“He who has a Why can bear almost any How”, Frederich Nietzsche One’s “Why” cannot be oneself.  Emotionally, biologically, and morally, it is essentially Others!  -Charles Rogers   About me   Charles Rogers. I am a father, husband, cousin, friend and a retired physician/teacher.Those who know my family know that I  won The Family Lottery.   As a …

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Divide and Conquer!: I don’t perceive myself as eighty-one but as two sets of forty. Divide 81 into two sets = 40 X 2 + 1 left over. [Very old joke: Classified Ad: “Have wife, Forty; will trade for two  Twenties.] All one requires is someone to love, something to do, and something to hope for.” …

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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 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 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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  Although bbnewsab conceded that my review of Never Let Me Go was my best effort thus far, my Swedish critic  required some “more blood out of the stone”.     ; o)> [An aside: Although I don’t recall that Ishiguro has mentioned it, it can’t be insignificant that he was born in Nagasaki only fifteen years …

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“I want to be in your arms, where you hold me tight and Never let me go.” ― Kazuo Ishiguro, Never Let Me Go I am retired. I only write reviews of books that have moved into and are camped out in my mind along with books by Thoreau, Russell, Doctorow. Dostoevsky, Dickens, Hemingway and Frost.  There …

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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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