Charles Clanton Rogers

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

  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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“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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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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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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  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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  The Countries answering roll-cal: Exciting!: Thank you. “Come-oni-in; the- water’s fine!” Here is the current circle of flags:                                                                                Welcome Ukraine!   and now: 2015/09/18   …

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Epiphany: You can only see the human mind and The Meaning of Life by its Shadow!                                                                                       Dawkins, Hoffman …

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Dear Readers of Blogger’s GPS, I have a treat for you. I have invited a guest poet and artist: Laurel Holmes of REALITY SANDWICHES to be our Guest. I found her site to be uncommonly beautiful. The art work is her own. THE LAYERS SEPTEMBER 7, 2015 | REALITY SANDWICHES “I was listening to a …

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[/audio]S Saxophone by Steven Rogers – with Kim Reynolds’ Quartet “bbnewsab” and I have respondents World-wide. I count twenty countries with a minimum of 5 respondents and at least thirty, with at least one Follow. Easy to identify are.  Russia, Israel, Singapore, Guam, UK, and Sweden [“I can see Russia from my house!” – ha …

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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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A Review: Musicophilia:  Oliver Sacks, Physician, Teacher, Author, Humanitarian, Renaissance Man “Music can move us to the heights or depths of emotion. It can persuade us to buy something, or remind us of our first date. It can lift us out of depression when nothing else can. It can get us dancing to its beat. But …

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image courtesy of the artist, Myphuong Nguyen  poetry by Robert Frost Birches When I see birches bend to left and right Across the lines of straighter darker trees, I like to think some boy’s been swinging them. But swinging doesn’t bend them down to stay As ice-storms do. Often you must have seen them Loaded with ice …

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Image by Kathy Shogren, generously provided by the artist.  Poet: Robert Frost “I went to turn the grass once after one Who mowed it in the dew before the sun. The dew was gone that made his blade so keen Before I came to view the leveled scene. I looked for him behind an isle …

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In the wake of the past week, I wish to re-publish this essay and request your attention and consideration. If I have your attention, let me clearly state that I do not want to obtain a wholesale swap of the reader’s convictions to what you may believe are mine. I intend to move no one …

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I was born a patriot. My green shoot flowered on December 7, 1941. Franklin Roosevelt spoke to me from the family radio with his fireside chats throughout the Second World War. My uncles were the epitome of the American citizen-soldier fighting force. We had a Blue Star flag in our window and my Grandmother and …

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