Monthly Archives: February 2018

Beleaguered in Bothell – 28 February 2018

Remembering a Historian on the Date of His Death: Died 28 February 2007 – Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr., an American historian, social critic, and public intellectual. Some quotes from the work of Arthur M. Schlesinger, Jr.: “If we are to … Continue reading

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Current Events – 28 February 2018

“Political figures who talk a lot about liberty and freedom invariably turn out to mean the freedom to not pay taxes and discriminate based on race; freedom to hold different ideas and express them, not so much.” ― Paul Krugman, … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 27 February 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 27 February 1807 – Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, an American poet. The opening stanza of “Evangeline: A Tale of Acadie,” which I regard as some of the loveliest language in the … Continue reading

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Current Events – 27 February 2018

“The superficial and the slipshod have ready answers, but those looking this complex life straight in the eye acquire a wealth of perception so composed of delicately balanced contradictions that they dread, or resent, the call to couch any part … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 26 February 2018

Musings in Winter: Mary Oliver “And did you feel it, in your heart, how it pertained to everything? And have you finally figured out what beauty is for? And have you changed your life?” Art for Winter – Part I … Continue reading

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Current Events – 26 February 2018

“If you want to understand a society, take a good look at the drugs it uses. And what can this tell you about American culture? Well, look at the drugs we use. Except for pharmaceutical poison, there are essentially only … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 25 February 2018

Musings in Winter: May Sarton “I would like to believe when I die that I have given myself away like a tree that sows seed every spring and never counts the loss, because it is not loss, it is adding … Continue reading

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Current Events – 25 February 2018

“All cruel people describe themselves as paragons of frankness.” ― Tennessee Williams.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 24 February 2018

Musings in Winter: Stephen Hawking “If the government is covering up knowledge of aliens, they are doing a better job of it than they do at anything else.” Art for Winter – Part I of IV: Tom Sierak (American, contemporary) … Continue reading

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Current Events – 24 February 2018

“To look at the paper is to raise a seashell to one’s ear and to be overwhelmed by the roar of humanity.” ― Alain de Botton, Swiss-born British writer and author of “The Consolations of Philosophy” and “How Proust Can … Continue reading

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