Monthly Archives: December 2017

Beleaguered in Bothell – 1 January 2018

Happy New Year! Art for New Year’s Day – Part I of VIII: George Bernard O’Neill Below “New Year’s Day” Musings on New Year’s Day: Charles Lamb “New Year’s Day is every man’s birthday.” Remembering a Writer on the Date … Continue reading

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Current Events – 1 January 2018

“The news automatically becomes the real world for the TV user and is not a substitute for reality, but is itself an immediate reality.” – Marshall Mcluhan, Canadian philosopher and media expert.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 31 December 2017

Musings on New Year’s Eve: Ogden Nash “Tonight’s December thirty-first, Something is about to burst. The clock is crouching, dark and small, Like a time bomb in the hall. Hark, it’s midnight, children dear. Duck! Here comes another year!” Art … Continue reading

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Current Events – 31 December 2017

“Youth is when you’re allowed to stay up late on New Year’s Eve. Middle age is when you’re forced to.” – Bill Vaughan, an American journalist and author.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 30 December 2017

Remembering a Nobel Laureate on the Date of His Death: Died 30 December 1944 – Romain Rolland, a French dramatist, novelist, essayist, historian, and recipient of the 1915 Nobel Prize for Literature. Some quotes from the work of Romain Rolland: … Continue reading

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Current Events – 30 December 2017

“Don’t teach your children to read. Teach them to question what they read. Teach them to question everything.” – George Carlin.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 29 December 2017

Musings in Winter: Camille Paglia “Poetry is the way into a spiritual vision of society and the universe.” Art for Winter – Part I of III: Sydney Mather (Australian, contemporary) Below – “Mist Over the Murray”; “Waterlilies” Remembering a Writer … Continue reading

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Current Events – 29 December 2017

“The true axis of evil in America is the brilliance of our marketing combined with the stupidity of our people.” – Bill Maher, an American comedian, actor, writer, and producer.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 28 December 2017

Musings in Winter: Mark Twain “When I am king they shall not have bread and shelter only, but also teachings out of books, for a full belly is little worth where the mind is starved.” Art for Winter – Part … Continue reading

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Current Events – 28 December 2017

“He may look like an idiot and talk like an idiot, but don’t let that fool you. He really is an idiot.” – Groucho Marx.

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