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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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Current Events – Part XL

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XXXIX

“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.” ― Anaïs Nin In the words of one writer, Anaïs Nin, born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, February 21, 1903 – … 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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Current Events – Part XXXVIII

“In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.” ― Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), American wit and author.

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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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Current Events – Part XXXVII

“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.” ― Henry Kissinger, American diplomat, political scientist, and United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford..  

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Current Events – Part XXXVI

“Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is … 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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Current Events – Part XXXV

“In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody else’s mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, … Continue reading

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