Monthly Archives: October 2017

17 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Pablo Picasso “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Harold Altman (American, contemporary) Below – “Park II” Remembering an … Continue reading

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Current Events – 17 October 2017

“The danger we face does not come from religion. It comes from a growing intellectual bankruptcy that is one of the symptoms of a dying culture. In ancient Rome, as the republic disintegrated and the Caesars were deified, as the … Continue reading

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16 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Yasunari Kawabata “What I believe to be memories are probably daydreams. Still, my own sentimentality yearns for them as if they were the truth, suspect or twisted though they may be. I have forgotten that they were … Continue reading

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Current Events -16 October 2017

“Electing a bigot enables further bigotry.” – DeShanne Stokes; in the words of one writer, “Powerful, inspirational, and known for digging deep beneath the surface, Dr. DaShanne Stokes is a recognized thought leader, sociologist, author, speaker, and pundit. A scholar … Continue reading

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15 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Samantha Power “Without investing in the rule of law for the poor, none of the other investments we make will be sustainable.” Art for Autumn – Part I of III: Fernando Alcaraz (Spanish, contemporary) Below – “Beach” … Continue reading

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Current Events – 15 October 2017

“I can only imagine that future generations will consider us to have been barbaric for our intolerance of differences.” – Cathy Burnham Martin, American writer.

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14 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering an American Poet on the Date of His Birth: Born 14 October 1894 – e e cummings, poet and playwright. “[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in]” By e e cummings i carry your heart with … Continue reading

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Current Events – 14 October 2017

“They’re not pro-life. You know what they are? They’re anti-woman. Simple as it gets, anti-woman. They don’t like them. They don’t like women. They believe a woman’s primary role is to function as a brood mare for the state.” – … Continue reading

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13 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

A reminder: Today is Friday the 13th. Musings in Autumn: Paul Bowles “And it occurred to him that a walk through the countryside was a sort of epitome of the passage through life itself. One never took the time to … Continue reading

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Current Events – 13 October 2017

“But when our elected officials and our political campaign become entirely untethered to reason and facts and analysis, when it doesn’t matter what’s true and what’s not, that makes it all but impossible for us to make good decisions on … Continue reading

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