Monthly Archives: October 2017

Greeting November 2017

Welcoming November Origins In the words of one writer, “November was the ninth month of the ancient Roman calendar. November retained its name (from the Latin ‘novem’ meaning ‘nine’) when January and February were added to the Roman calendar.” Below … Continue reading

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Halloween 2017

Trick or Treat? Spookings on Halloween: Paula Guran “The farther we’ve gotten from the magic and mystery of our past, the more we’ve come to need Halloween.” Frightful Art for Halloween – Aksel Waldemar Johannessen: “The Night” Halloween Humor – … Continue reading

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30 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

For Your Information: The evening of 30 October is known as Mischief Night in the United States and Canada. (In some parts of the United States it is known as Devil’s Night, Goosey Night, or Cabbage Night.) Art for Autumn … Continue reading

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Current Events – 30 October 2017

“Established politicians are also bumping into a new cast of characters within corridors of legislative power. In 2010 parliamentary elections in Brazil, for example, the candidate who won the most votes anywhere in the country (and the second-most-voted congressman in … Continue reading

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29 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering a Great Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 29 October 1740 – James Boswell, a Scottish biographer, diarist, and author of the greatest biography written in the English language: “The Life of Samuel Johnson, LL.D.” Some quotes … Continue reading

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Current Events – 29 October 2017

“I have spent much of my life turning away from the scripts given to me, in China and in America; my refusal to be defined by the will of others is my one and only political statement.” – Yiyun Li; … Continue reading

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28 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Edward Abbey “Water, water, water….There is no shortage of water in the desert but exactly the right amount , a perfect ratio of water to rock, water to sand, insuring that wide free open, generous spacing among … Continue reading

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Current Events – 28 October 2017

“The right way is to give one’s attention first to the highest good of the young, just as you expect a good gardener to give his attention first to the young plants, and after that to the others.” – Socrates. … Continue reading

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27 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Lucy Maud Montgomery “There be three gentle and goodlie things, To be here, To be together, And to think well of one another.” Art for Autumn – Part I of V: Anatoly Belkin (Russian, contemporary) Below – … Continue reading

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Current Events – 27 October 2017

[On “Dr. Strangelove”]: “My idea of doing it as a nightmare comedy came in the early weeks of working on the screenplay. […] What could be more absurd than the very idea of two mega powers willing to wipe out … Continue reading

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