Monthly Archives: November 2016

December 2016

Musings in December: Edgar Allan Poe “Ah, distinctly I remember it was in the bleak December…” Art for December – Judith Anderson Below – “December at the Creek” A Poem for Today “Bare Trees” By Kiran Bantawa A bare tree … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLIV

Musings in Autumn: Neil Gaiman “Songs remain. They last…A song can last long after the events and the people in it are dust and dreams and gone. That’s the power of songs.” Art for November – Part I of IV: … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLIII

Musings in Autumn: Garth Risk Hallberg “The reason we can say anything we want in America is that we know it makes no difference.” A Poem for Today “The Land of Nod” By Robert Louis Stevenson From Breakfast on through … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLII

Musings in Autumn: W.G. Sebald “I watched the shadow of our plane hastening below us across hedges and fences, rows of poplars and canals … Nowhere, however, was a single human being to be seen. No matter whether one is … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XLI

A Poem for Today By JohnHaines “If the Owl Calls Again” at dusk from the island in the river, and it’s not too cold, I’ll wait for the moon to rise, then take wing and glide to meet him. We … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XL

A Poem for Today “Poet as Immortal Bird” By Ron Padgett A second ago my heart thump went and I thought, “This would be a bad time to have a heart attack and die, in the middle of a poem,” … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXIX

Musings in Autumn: Carl Sagan “Humans — who enslave, castrate, experiment on, and fillet other animals — have had an understandable penchant for pretending animals do not feel pain. A sharp distinction between humans and ‘animals’ is essential if we … Continue reading

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Thanksgiving 2016

I am thankful for many things, including the wonderful people who read my postings. Musings on Thanksgiving: Inga Muscio “As ever, the original inhabitants of Turtle Island are entirely overlooked. Mysteriously, the only time indigenous people are guaranteed a mainstream … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXVIII

Musings in Autumn: Colleen Mariotti “It is such a privilege to learn from children as they discover new worlds of possibility and give themselves full over to their dreams, inspiring a few adults along the way.” American Art – Gabriel … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part XXXVII

Musings in Autumn: Elizabeth Gilbert “There’s a power struggle going on across Europe these days. A few cities are competing against each other to see who shall emerge as the great 21st century European metropolis. Will it be London? Paris? … Continue reading

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