Author Archives: Robert Neralich

22 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 22 October 1995 – Kingsley Amis, an English novelist, poet, and critic. Some quotes from the work of Kingsley Amis: “The rewards for being sane may not be very many, … Continue reading

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Current Events – 22 October 2017

“As neoliberalism wages war on public goods and the very idea of a public, including citizenship beyond membership, it dramatically thins public life without killing politics. Struggles remain over power, hegemonic values, resources, and future trajectories. This persistence of politics … Continue reading

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21 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Samantha Power “Success is not about who never fails. It is about who can spring – or even stagger – back up.” Art for Autumn – Part I of V: Ken Auster (American, contemporary) Below – “Windswept … Continue reading

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Current Events – 21 October 2017

“One cannot enter a State legislature or a prison for felons without becoming, in some measure, a dubious character.” – H.L. Mencken (1880-1956), American journalist.

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20 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: James Agee “He always felt different once he was across the river. This was the real, old, deep country, now. Home country. The cabins looked different to him, a little older and poorer and simpler, a little … Continue reading

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Current Events – 20 October 2017

“Sociopaths are attracted to politics because the see it as a sphere in which you can be ruthless and step all over people. That fact that some politicians can tell such awful lies is another example of sociopathy. Sociopaths lie—they … Continue reading

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19 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering an American Adventurer and Author on the Date of Her Birth: Born 19 October 1850 – Annie Smith Peck, who was, in the words of one writer, “an American mountaineer. She lectured extensively for many years throughout the United … Continue reading

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Current Events – 19 October 2017

“It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got … Continue reading

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18 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering an American Genius on there Date of His Death: Died 18 October 1931 – Thomas Edison, an American inventor and businessman. Some quotes from the work of Thomas Edison: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize … Continue reading

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Current Events – 18 October 2017

“Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest … Continue reading

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