Category Archives: Art and Photography

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25 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part IV

Musings in Summer: George Alexiou “Nothing that happens to you was meant to be. The only thing about you that was meant to be is you. Blaze your own trail.” Art for Summer – Part I of VI: Matt Brackett … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – Part III

Musings in Summer:George Alexiou “As you change your point of view, your views bring about a change in you.” Art for Summer – Part I of VI: Paul Resika (American, contemporary) Below – “Figures and Fire” Musings in Summer: Ambrose … Continue reading

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23 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part II

Musings in Summer: Besa Kosova “A homeless man visited my store today. The few quarters that he had in his pocket he invested on books. I offered him free books, but he insisted on giving me his quarters. He walked … Continue reading

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The First Day of Summer: 2017

Welcome, Summer 2017 Below – A time-lapse photograph of the Summer Solstice on the California Coast. Art for Summer – Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida: “Strolling along the Seashore” Greeting Summer: F. Scott Fitzgerald “And so with the sunshine and the … Continue reading

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20 June 2017 – Bothered in Bothell: Part XVIII

Musings in Spring: Annie Dillard “I am a fugitive and a vagabond, a sojourner seeking signs.” Art for Spring – Part I of IV: Kathy Lees (American, contemporary) Below – “Reflection” Musings in Spring: Mark Twain “The dog is a … Continue reading

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19 June 2017 – Bothered in Bothell: Part XVII

Musings in Spring: Bryant McGill “The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.” Art for Spring – Part I of V: Dana Clancy … Continue reading

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18 June 2017 – Father’s Day

Quotes for Father’s Day – Part I of II “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was … Continue reading

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17 June 2017 – Bothered in Bothell: Part XVI

Musings in Spring: Ann Zwinger “The question haunted me, and the real answer came, as answers often do, not in the canyon but at an unlikely time and in an unexpected place, flying over the canyon at thirty thousand feet … Continue reading

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16 June 2017 – Bothered in Bothell: Part XV

Musings in Spring: Robert Frost “The tree the tempest with a crash of wood Throws down in front of us is not to bar Our passage to our journey’s end for good, But just to ask us who we think … Continue reading

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15 June 2017 – Bothered in Bothell: Part XIV

Musings in Spring: Jeanette Winterson “When you are born–what you are born into, the place, the history of the place, how that history mates with your own– stamps who you are, whatever the pundits of globalisation have to say.” Art … Continue reading

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