Monthly Archives: May 2017

Current Events – Part VIII

“As for the politicians, like everyone else in America, they were motivated by money, not ideals.” ― Charles Dickens (1812-1870), English writer and social critic.

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24 May 2017 – A Sunshine-Filled Wednesday

Musings in Spring: Robert Frost “So was I once myself a swinger of birches. And so I dream of going back to be.” Below – Winslow Homer: “The Birch Swing” Art for Spring – Part I of V: Howard Bradford … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part VII

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” – Napoleon Bonaparte

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23 May 2017 – A Perfectly Beautiful Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest

Musings in Spring: Robert Frost “Every poem is a momentary stay against the confusion of the world.” Art for Spring – Part I of V: Margaret Bourke-White (American, 1904-1971) Below – “Two Generations” (photograph, 1936) Musings in Spring: J.R.R. Tolkien … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part VI

“Shamelessness is not the same as honesty.” – James Poniewozik, American journalist and television critic.

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22 May 2017 – A Lovely Monday in the Pacific Northwest

Musings in Spring: H. Beam Pipe “I like it where it gets dark at night, and if you want noise, you have to make it yourself.” Art for Spring – Part I of VI: Irene Borg (American, contemporary) Below – … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part V

“The fact that, in the United States, there are people serving ten-year prison terms for growing marijuana plants in their backyards while Wall Street racketeers, who have defrauded millions of people and destroyed the global economy, walk free is a … Continue reading

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20 May 2017 – A Sunny Sunday

Musings in Spring: Robert Frost “A good book has no ending” Art for Spring – Part I of VI: Shari Hatchett Bohlmann (American, contemporary) Below – “Heart of San Francisco (CA)” A Poem for Today “In the Dark” By Penny … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part IV

“In America, anyone can become president. That’s the problem.” – George Carlin (1937-2008), American stand-up comedian, actor, author, philosopher, cultural critic, and recipient of both a Grammy Award and (posthumously) the Mark Twain Prize for American Humor.

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20 May 2017 – A Decidedly Pleasant Saturday

Musings in Spring: Robert Frost “How many things have to happen to you before something occurs to you?” Below – Antonio Mora: “Abstract Passion 2” Art for Spring – Part I of VI: Ross Bleckner (American, contemporary) Below – “Dream … Continue reading

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