Monthly Archives: September 2017

30 September 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Kenneth Grahame “Here today, up and off to somewhere else tomorrow! Travel, change, interest, excitement! The whole world before you, and a horizon that’s always changing!” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Dmitri Wright (American, … Continue reading

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Current Events – 30 September 2017

“Becoming a part of a movement doesn’t help anybody think clearly.” – Sam Harris; In the words of one writer, “Sam Harris (born 1967) is an American non-fiction writer, philosopher and neuroscientist. He is the author of ‘The End of … Continue reading

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29 September 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering a Great Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 29 September 1864, Miguel de Unamuno, a Spanish Basque essayist, novelist, poet, playwright, philosopher, professor of Greek and Classics, and later rector at the University of Salamanca. “The Snowfall … Continue reading

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Current Events – 29 September 2017

“The electoral college is a disaster for a democracy.” – Donald Trump; tweeted 6 November 2012.

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28 September 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Kenneth Grahame “Believe me, my young friend, there is nothing – absolutely nothing – half so much worth doing as simply messing about in boats.” Below – Canoeing on the Buffalo River in Arkansas. Art for Autumn … Continue reading

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Current Events – 28 September 2017

“Both political parties have moved to the right during the neoliberal period. Today’s New Democrats are pretty much what used to be called ‘moderate Republicans.’ The ‘political revolution’ that Bernie Sanders called for, rightly, would not have greatly surprised Dwight … Continue reading

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27 September 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Annie Dillard “A kind of northing is what I wish to accomplish, a single-minded trek towards that place where any shutter left open to the zenith at night will record the wheeling of all the sky’s stars … Continue reading

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Current Events – 27 September 2017

“Our country is failing to live up to its promise of opportunity and fairness. It used to be true that if you went to college and you worked hard, you could count on having a decent middle-class life – but … Continue reading

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26 September 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering a Great American on the Date of His Birth: Born 26 September 1774, John Chapman, called Johnny Appleseed, who was, in the words of one writer, “a pioneer nurseryman who introduced apple trees to large parts of Pennsylvania, Ontario, … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 26 September 2017

“All visible objects, man, are but as pasteboard masks. But in each event—in the living act, the undoubted deed—there, some unknown but still reasoning thing puts forth the mouldings of its features from behind the unreasoning mask. If man will … Continue reading

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