Monthly Archives: January 2018

Beleaguered in Bothell – 20 January 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 20 January 1900 – John Ruskin, English art critic, social thinker, and watercolorist. Some quotes from the work of John Ruskin: “Sunshine is delicious, rain is refreshing, wind braces us … Continue reading

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Current Events – 20 January 2008

“The problem is that the people with the most ridiculous ideas are always the people who are most certain of them.” – Bill Maher.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 19 January 2018

Musings in Winter: Annie Dillard “Their song reminds me of a child’s neighborhood rallying cry—ee-ock-ee—with a heartfelt warble at the end. But it is their call that is especially endearing. The towhee has the brass and grace to call, simply … Continue reading

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Current Events – 19 January 2018

“The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and sociologist.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 18 January 2018

Musings in Winter: Camille Paglia “Human beings are not nature’s favorites. We are merely one of a multitude of species upon which nature indiscriminately exerts its force.” Art for Winter – Part I of II: Chris Noel (American, contemporary) Below … Continue reading

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Current Events – 18 January 2018

“The central conservative truth is that it is culture, not politics, that determines the success of a society. The central liberal truth is that politics can change a culture and save it from itself.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 17 January 2018

Musings in Winter: Daniel C. Dennett “If you can approach the world’s complexities, both its glories and its horrors, with an attitude of humble curiosity, acknowledging that however deeply you have seen, you have only scratched the surface, you will … Continue reading

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Current Events – 17 January 2018

“Not a single one of the cells that compose you knows who you are, or cares.” – Daniel C. Dennett, American philosopher, cognitive philosopher, secularist, and atheist.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 16 January 2018

Musings in Winter: Wendell Berry “There are no unsacred places; there are only sacred places and desecrated places.” Below – Tomas Sanchez: “Pollution” Art for Winter – Part I of III: Christian Nesvadba (German, 1977-2008) Below – “Blue Yellow All … Continue reading

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Current Events – 16 January 2018

“Whether we and our politicians know it or not, Nature is party to all our deals and decisions, and she has more votes, a longer memory, and a sterner sense of justice than we do.” – Wendell Berry, American Sage.

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