Category Archives: Art and Photography

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 17 December 2017

Musings in Autumn: Camille Paglia “Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Marvin Lowe (American, contemporary) … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 16 December 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 16 December 1863 – George Santayana,, an American philosopher, essayist, novelist, and poet. “The Power of Art” By George Santayana Not human art, but living gods alone Can fashion beauties … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 15 December 2017

Musings in Autumn: Mark Lilla “People who know what kind of new world they want to create through revolution are trouble enough; those who only know what they want to destroy are a curse.” Art for Autumn – Part I … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 14 December 2017

Remembering an American President on the Date of His Death: Died 14 December 1799 – George Washington, the first President of the United States. Some quotes from the work of George Washington: “The government of the United States is not, … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 13 December 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 13 December 1911 – Kenneth Patchen, an American poet and novelist. “Fall of the Evening Star” By Kenneth Patchen Speak softly; sun going down Out of sight. Come near me … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 12 December 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 12 December 1999 – Joseph Heller, an American novelist, short story writer, screenplay writer, playwright, and author of “Catch-22.” Some quotes from the work of Joseph Heller: “There was only … Continue reading

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Vacation – December 2017

Friends: Because I am going to visit my youngest son in San Francisco, I will not be posting for the next ten days. However, if I encounter anything that I deem particularly beautiful or interesting during my stay, I will … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 3 December 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Death: Died 3 December 2000 – Gwendolyn Brooks, an American poet, author, teacher, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize for Poetry. “Of Robert Frost” By Gwendolyn Brooks There is a little lightning … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 2 December 2017

Musings in Autumn: May Sarton “Public education was not founded to give society what it wants. Quite the opposite.” Art for Autumn – Part I of III: Pierre Lesieur (French, 1922-2011) Below – “Le Bouteille”; Untitled Remembering an Influential Native … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 1 December 2017

Greeting December Art for December – Paul Cornoyer: “December” Origins In the words of one writer, “December got its name from the Latin word decem (meaning ten) because it was originally the tenth month of the year in the Roman … Continue reading

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