Monthly Archives: November 2017

Beleaguered in Bothell – 1 December 2017

Greeting December Art for December – Paul Cornoyer: “December” Origins In the words of one writer, “December got its name from the Latin word decem (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 30 November 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 30 November 1667 – Jonathan Swift, an Anglo-Irish satirist, essayist, political pamphleteer, poet, cleric, and author of “A Modest Proposal” and “Gulliver’s Travels.” Some quotes from the work of Jonathan … Continue reading

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Current Events – 30 November 2017

“It is useless to attempt to reason a man out of a thing he was never reasoned into.” – Jonathan Swift.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 29 November 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Birth: Born 29 November 1832 – Louisa May Alcott, an American novelist, poet, and author of “Little Women.” Some quotes from the work of Louisa May Alcott: “Far away there in the … Continue reading

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Current Events – 29 November 2017

“Think about it… The Republicans have gone from Abraham Lincoln to Sarah Palin to Donald Trump. No wonder they don’t believe in evolution.” – Andy Borowitz, an American writer, comedian, satirist, and actor.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 28 November 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 28 November 1960 – Richard Wright, an American novelist, short story writer, essayist, poet, and author of “Native Son.” Some quotes from the work of Richard Wright: “Whenever my environment … Continue reading

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Current Events – 28 November 2017

“Our too-young and too-new America, lusty because it is lonely, aggressive because it is afraid, insists upon seeing the world in terms of good and bad, the holy and the evil, the high and the low, the white and the … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 27 November 2017

Musings in Autumn: Alain de Botton “Journeys are the midwives of thought. Few places are more conducive to internal conversations than moving planes, ships or trains.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Jean-Francois Larrieu (French, contemporary) Below – … Continue reading

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Current Events – 27 November 2017

“Political or military commentators, like astrologers, can survive almost any mistake, because their more devoted followers do not look to them for an appraisal of the facts but for the stimulation of nationalistic loyalties” ― George Orwell.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 26 November 2017

Musings in Autumn: Mary Oliver “What would the world be like without music or rivers or the green and tender grass? Would would this would be like without dogs?” Art for Autumn – Part I of VI: Rene Lalonde (Canadian, … Continue reading

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