Category Archives: Art and Photography

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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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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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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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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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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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17 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Pablo Picasso “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Harold Altman (American, contemporary) Below – “Park II” Remembering an … Continue reading

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16 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Yasunari Kawabata “What I believe to be memories are probably daydreams. Still, my own sentimentality yearns for them as if they were the truth, suspect or twisted though they may be. I have forgotten that they were … Continue reading

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15 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Samantha Power “Without investing in the rule of law for the poor, none of the other investments we make will be sustainable.” Art for Autumn – Part I of III: Fernando Alcaraz (Spanish, contemporary) Below – “Beach” … Continue reading

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14 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering an American Poet on the Date of His Birth: Born 14 October 1894 – e e cummings, poet and playwright. “[i carry your heart with me (i carry it in]” By e e cummings i carry your heart with … Continue reading

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13 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

A reminder: Today is Friday the 13th. Musings in Autumn: Paul Bowles “And it occurred to him that a walk through the countryside was a sort of epitome of the passage through life itself. One never took the time to … Continue reading

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