Simply Charly - Feed https://www.simplycharly.com Explore History's Movers and Shakers Sat, 23 Jan 2021 01:47:45 +0000 en-us hourly 1 https://www.simplycharly.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/05/cropped-favicon-96x96-32x32.png Blog – Simply Charly https://www.simplycharly.com 32 32 Explore history's movers and shakers with Simply Charly — your one-stop portal to a wealth of information about some of the world’s most prominent historical figures. Simply Charly clean episodic Simply Charly charles@simplycharly.com charles@simplycharly.com (Simply Charly) © 2020 Simply Charly Exploring History's Movers and Shakers TV-G New York, NY https://www.paypal.com/cgi-bin/webscr?cmd=_donations&business=charles%40simplycharly.com&currency_code=USD&source=url The Cat’s Out of the Bag: What do Erwin Schrödinger and T. S. Eliot have in common? https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/the-cats-out-of-the-bag-what-do-erwin-schrodinger-and-t-s-eliot-have-in-common/ Thu, 07 Jan 2021 20:49:12 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=35449 At first glance, a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist and American-born poet stand as far apart as science and literature usually do. But in fact, the two do have some things in common. They both died on the same day, January 4—Erwin Schrödinger in 1961 at age 74, and T. S. Eliot in 1965 at 77.  Beyond […]]]> At first glance, a Nobel Prize-winning Austrian physicist and American-born poet stand as far apart as science and literature usually do. But in fact, the two do have some things in common. They both died on the same day, January 4—Erwin Schrödinger in 1961 at age 74, and T. S. Eliot in 1965 at 77.  Beyond […]]]> Immortal Beloved: Beethoven’s Music is Still Bringing Joy https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/immortal-beloved-beethoven-music-is-still-bringing-joy/ Wed, 16 Dec 2020 13:46:42 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=15284 It is said that before composing, Ludwig van Beethoven  (1770–1827) had a habit of dipping his head in cold water. We can’t be sure whether this tidbit is true or merely an invention of the 18th-century rumor mill. But this much we do know: regardless of whether he was cool or hot-headed while he wrote, Beethoven’s […]]]> It is said that before composing, Ludwig van Beethoven  (1770–1827) had a habit of dipping his head in cold water. We can’t be sure whether this tidbit is true or merely an invention of the 18th-century rumor mill. But this much we do know: regardless of whether he was cool or hot-headed while he wrote, Beethoven’s […]]]> In Memoriam Scott Donaldson, biographer, critic, and scholar of American literature https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/in-memoriam-scott-donaldson-biographer-critic-and-scholar-of-american-literature Tue, 15 Dec 2020 14:13:47 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=35239 The Paris Husband, published by Simply Charly in 2018, explores one of the key events in Ernest Hemingway’s life—his first marriage to Hadley Richardson—and his years in Paris in the early 1920s. Its author Scott Donaldson (1928–2020), who died on December 1st at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, was well suited to pen this work. […]]]> The Paris Husband, published by Simply Charly in 2018, explores one of the key events in Ernest Hemingway’s life—his first marriage to Hadley Richardson—and his years in Paris in the early 1920s. Its author Scott Donaldson (1928–2020), who died on December 1st at his home in Scottsdale, Arizona, was well suited to pen this work. […]]]> Simply Charly Ranks Among Top 100 Education Blogs https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/simply-charly-ranks-among-top-100-education-blogs/ Tue, 15 Dec 2020 11:45:41 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=15426 Teach100, a resource to help educators and those in the field of education find the most relevant blogs from across the Web, has recently ranked Simply Charly‘s blog among their top 100. The list is compiled based on recommendations from Teachers across the globe and is meant to reflect the quality of education blogs that […]]]> Teach100, a resource to help educators and those in the field of education find the most relevant blogs from across the Web, has recently ranked Simply Charly‘s blog among their top 100. The list is compiled based on recommendations from Teachers across the globe and is meant to reflect the quality of education blogs that […]]]> From Here to Infinity: Adding Up Georg Cantor’s Math https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/from-here-to-infinity-adding-up-georg-cantor-math/ Sat, 12 Dec 2020 11:45:30 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=14151 What is infinity? In life and mathematics alike, it is an abstract concept referring to something that is endless and limitless. Philosophers and mathematicians of yore, from ancient Greeks like Plato and Aristotle to Renaissance thinkers such as Isaac Newton and Galileo, had tackled this subject, only to be baffled by its seemingly unresolvable contradictions […]]]> What is infinity? In life and mathematics alike, it is an abstract concept referring to something that is endless and limitless. Philosophers and mathematicians of yore, from ancient Greeks like Plato and Aristotle to Renaissance thinkers such as Isaac Newton and Galileo, had tackled this subject, only to be baffled by its seemingly unresolvable contradictions […]]]> The Sun Has Risen on Hemingway’s “Clutter” Archive https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/the-sun-has-risen-on-hemingways-clutter-archive/ Thu, 10 Dec 2020 11:45:46 +0000 Editor https://simplycharly.wpengine.com/?post_type=blog&p=12991 Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) was a man of few words. His writing style was “clean” and concise, but this tidiness didn’t carry over to his personal life. It is somewhat of a paradox that the Nobel Prize-winning author eschewed cluttered prose, yet was a hoarder of papers and other items. However, common wisdom has it that […]]]> Ernest Hemingway (1899–1961) was a man of few words. His writing style was “clean” and concise, but this tidiness didn’t carry over to his personal life. It is somewhat of a paradox that the Nobel Prize-winning author eschewed cluttered prose, yet was a hoarder of papers and other items. However, common wisdom has it that […]]]> Austen Powers: The Enduring Appeal of the Beloved English Novelist https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/jane-austen-powers-the-enduring-appeal-of-the-beloved-english-novelist/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:45:40 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=15301 The word “classic” refers to a work of established value, something that is impervious to the passage of time. This is a fitting way to describe the works of an English novelist Jane Austen (1775–1817), whose 245th birthday is on December 16. In some ways, Austen was an anomaly. On the cusp of the 18th […]]]> The word “classic” refers to a work of established value, something that is impervious to the passage of time. This is a fitting way to describe the works of an English novelist Jane Austen (1775–1817), whose 245th birthday is on December 16. In some ways, Austen was an anomaly. On the cusp of the 18th […]]]> A Forgotten Genius? Why Iris Murdoch Fell Out of Favor https://www.simplycharly.com/blog/a-forgotten-genius-why-iris-murdoch-fell-out-of-favor/ Tue, 08 Dec 2020 11:45:34 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=32818 When you think about the accomplished Irish writers of the past two centuries, literary giants like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and W. B. Yeats are probably among the names that come to mind. But what about Iris Murdoch? Murdoch (1919–1999) was well known in her day, having authored 26 novels, including Under the Net (1954), The Bell (1958), […]]]> When you think about the accomplished Irish writers of the past two centuries, literary giants like Oscar Wilde, James Joyce, and W. B. Yeats are probably among the names that come to mind. But what about Iris Murdoch? Murdoch (1919–1999) was well known in her day, having authored 26 novels, including Under the Net (1954), The Bell (1958), […]]]> Noam Chomsky’s Simple Truths https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/noam-chomsky-simple-truths/ Mon, 07 Dec 2020 19:03:46 +0000 Raphael Salkie https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=35189 American intellectual Noam Chomsky is 92 years old today. Sometimes during his long life, he has said things that are remarkably obvious. Some people find these statements refreshing, while others are horrified. Here are two examples.In 1965, in his book Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, Chomsky wrote: Linguistic theory is concerned primarily with an ideal speaker-listener, […]]]> American intellectual Noam Chomsky is 92 years old today. Sometimes during his long life, he has said things that are remarkably obvious. Some people find these statements refreshing, while others are horrified. Here are two examples.In 1965, in his book Aspects of the Theory of Syntax, Chomsky wrote: Linguistic theory is concerned primarily with an ideal speaker-listener, […]]]> Then and Now: René Descartes Thought, Was, and Remains Relevant https://www.simplycharly.com/read/blog/now-rene-descartes-thought-remains-relevant/ Tue, 01 Dec 2020 11:46:33 +0000 Editor https://www.simplycharly.com/?post_type=blog&p=15775 To this day, the name of René Descartes (1595–1650) is most associated with his famous quote, “I think, therefore I am.” The phrase appeared in his native French as “je pense, donc je suis” in his seminal 1637 treatise, Discourse on the Method. Even though this concept may sound like a foregone conclusion, it was revolutionary for the 17th […]]]> To this day, the name of René Descartes (1595–1650) is most associated with his famous quote, “I think, therefore I am.” The phrase appeared in his native French as “je pense, donc je suis” in his seminal 1637 treatise, Discourse on the Method. Even though this concept may sound like a foregone conclusion, it was revolutionary for the 17th […]]]>