Monthly Archives: June 2017

Welcoming July 2017

Welcome, Warm and Wonderful July In the words of one writer, ”July is the seventh month of the year according to the Gregorian calendar.  It was the fifth month in the early calendar of the ancient Romans.  The Romans called the … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XLVI

“The point of modernity is to live a life without illusions while not becoming disillusioned.” – Antonio Gramsci (1891-1937), Italian writer, politician, political theorist, and philosopher.  

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30 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part IX

Musings in Summer: Alain de Botton “You normally have to be bashed about a bit by life to see the point of daffodils, sunsets and uneventful nice days.” Below – Shonto Begay: “In Beauty She Walks” Art for Summer – … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XLV

“Republicans approve of the American farmer, but they are willing to help him go broke. They stand four-square for the American home–but not for housing. They are strong for labor–but they are stronger for restricting labor’s rights. They favor minimum … Continue reading

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29 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part VIII

Musings in Summer: Sherry Turkle “In his history of solitude, Anthony Storr writes about the importance of being able to feel at peace in one’s own company. But many find that, trained by the Net, they cannot find solitude even … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XLIV

“Here is your country. Cherish these natural wonders, cherish the natural resources, cherish the history and romance as a sacred heritage, for your children and your children’s children. Do not let selfish men or greedy interests skin your country of … Continue reading

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28 June2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part VII

Musings in Summer: Carl Sagan “Science is not only compatible with spirituality; it is a profound source of spirituality. When we recognize our place in an immensity of light‐years and in the passage of ages, when we grasp the intricacy, … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XLIII

“You can sway a thousand men by appealing to their prejudices quicker than you can convince one man by logic.” ― Robert A. Heinlein In the words of one writer, “Robert Anson Heinlein was an American novelist and science fiction … Continue reading

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27 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part VI

Musings in Summer: Sophocles “One must wait until the evening to see how splendid the day has been.” Art for Summer – Part I of VI: Hiro Yokose (Japanese, contemporary) Below – Untitled Musings in Summer: Ambrose Bierce “Politics, n. … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XLII

“What happens to people living in a society where everyone in power is lying, stealing, cheating and killing, and in our hearts we all know this, but the consequences of facing all these lies are so monstrous, we keep on … Continue reading

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