Monthly Archives: July 2017

Welcoming August 2017

Origin In the words of one writer, “This month was originally named Sextilis in Latin, because it was the sixth month in the original ten-month Roman calendar under Romulus in 753 BC, when March was the first month of the … Continue reading

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31 July 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Ashley Lorenzana “People leave imprints on our lives, shaping who we become in much the same way that a symbol is pressed into the page of a book to tell you who it comes from. Dogs, however, … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 31 July 2017

“As for me, I am tormented with an everlasting itch for things remote. I love to sail forbidden seas, and land on barbarous coasts.”

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A View from Walden Pond – 31 July 2017

“A single gentle rain makes the grass many shades greener. So our prospects brighten on the influx of better thoughts. We should be blessed if we lived in the present always, and took advantage of every accident that befell us.”

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Current Events – 31 July 2017

“Many years ago I was so innocent I still considered it possible that we could become the humane and reasonable America so many members of my generation used to dream of. We dreamed of such an America during the Great … Continue reading

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30 July 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Kilroy J. Oldster “There are many standards to measure if a person was successful including did they fill a niche role in society, invent something useful, attain professional distinction, or achieve great wealth. A person might also … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 30 July 2017

“Consider the subtleness of the sea; how its most dreaded creatures glide under water, unapparent for the most part, and treacherously hidden beneath the loveliest tints of azure. Consider also the devilish brilliance and beauty of many of its most … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 30 July 2017

“The surface of the earth is soft and impressible by the feet of men; and so with the paths which the mind travels. How worn and dusty, then, must be the highways of the world, how deep the ruts of … Continue reading

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Current Events – 30 July 2017

“Still another danger is represented by those who, paying lip service to democracy and the common welfare, in their insatiable greed for money and the power which money gives, do not hesitate surreptitiously to evade the laws designed to safeguard … Continue reading

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29 July 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Terry Pratchett “The universe contains any amount of horrible ways to be woken up, such as the noise of the mob breaking down the front door, the scream of fire engines, or the realization that today is … Continue reading

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