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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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Current Events – 21 August 2017

“When we quietly go about our business as our rights are plundered, when we yield to passivity and switch on the wii and hand over our power, we are not acting like true Americans. Indeed, at those moments we are … Continue reading

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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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Current Events – 20 August 2017

“The 20th century has been characterized by three developments of great political importance: The growth of democracy, the growth of corporate power, and the growth of corporate propaganda as a means of protecting corporate power against democracy.” — Alex Carey … 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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