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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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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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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Primum non nocere In The USA, the  medical and surgical  care provided to a sitting president is the very best available. [2] My overall purpose in a series of posts is to illustrate and report on changes in American Medical care in the past 150 years (the last three percent of recorded history) I am anchoring …

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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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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2016/01/14 This is a Book Recommendation: When Breath Becomes Air, Paul Kalanithi  I started this book at 10:00 PM last night and finished it, in a single session, approximately five hours later. This is NOT my Book Review; it is my strong recommendation.  I may write a review in the future. What the Critics Say Atul Gawande: “Rattling, …

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http://www.amazon.com/Soft-Jazz-Steven-Rogers-Aukrust/dp/B00C6Z97QA         Part II First-person history of “Tinker, Tailor. Surgeon-Sailor” The medical school graduation Speaker said  that I should need [1] the heart of a lion, [2] the eye of an eagle, and [3] the hand of a woman, to be a good doctor. When I examined “sick bay” on the LST …

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  Vestol Pauline Clanton Rogers born in Altus, Oklahoma, January 4, 1911. My mother was one of the first girls in Oklahoma to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree and did it in The Great Depression! Oklahoma College for Women, class of 1932. She delivered me to school every day, at least fifteen minutes early, washed, …

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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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  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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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2015/12/30   GUEST AUTHOR ~ Gloria Zachgo   I suppose it’s natural for me to write stories with Kansas settings. I grew up on a farm in Lincoln County KansasI  where I attended one of the last one-room schoolhouses  in the country. Although I was the only child in my grade for most …

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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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INTERNATIONAL BLOGGING 2015/12/27 Charlotte Zhou ~ Guest Author/Photographer/Chef Tales of Chinese Cooking RED PAPAYA PUNCH* … Sichuan Mouth Watering Chicken (kou shui ji) Sichuan Mouth Watering Chicken (kou shui ji). “Mouth-watering chicken” or Kou Shui Ji is a very popular cold appetizer dish in China. The dish is basically plain boiled chicken with an intense sauce full …

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“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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