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21 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Annie Dillard “I am no scientist. I explore the neighborhood. An infant who has just learned to hold up his head has a frank and forthright way of gazing about him in bewilderment. He hasn’t the faintest … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 21 August 2017

“The Nantucketer, he alone resides and riots on the sea; he alone, in Bible language, goes down to it in ships; to and fro ploughing it as his own special plantation. There is his home; there lies his business, which … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 21 August 2017

“No humane being, past the thoughtless age of boyhood, will wantonly murder any creature, which holds its life by the same tenure that he does.”

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20 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Alice Jardine “At this point it seems impossible. to think difference without thinking it aggressively or defensively. But think it we must, because if we don’t, it will continue to think us, as it has since Genesis … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 20 August 2017

“There is, one knows not what sweet mystery about this sea, whose gently awful stirrings seem to speak of some hidden soul beneath.”

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A View from Walden Pond – 20 August 2017

“Many a forenoon have I stolen away, preferring to spend thus the most valued part of the day; for I was rich, if not in money, in sunny hours and summer days, and spent them lavishly; nor do I regret … Continue reading

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19 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Seneca “Begin at once to live, and count each separate day as a separate life.” Art for Summer – Part I of V: Robert Peak (American, 1927-1992) Below – “String of Pearls” Musings in Summer: George Santayana … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 19 August 2017

“Even though white is often associated with things, that are pleasant and pure, there is a peculiar emptiness about the color white. It is the emptiness of the white that is more disturbing, than even the bloodiness of red.” Below … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 19 August 2017

“It is a surprising and memorable, as well as valuable experience, to be lost in the woods any time. Often in a snow storm, even by day, one will come out upon a well-known road and yet find it impossible … Continue reading

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18 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Lucy Maud Montgomery “We don’t know where we’re going, but isn’t is fun to go?” Art for Summer – Part I of VI: Anne Packard (American, contemporary) Below – “Two Dorries” Musings in Summer: Will Durant “We … Continue reading

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