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19 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering an American Adventurer and Author on the Date of Her Birth: Born 19 October 1850 – Annie Smith Peck, who was, in the words of one writer, “an American mountaineer. She lectured extensively for many years throughout the United … Continue reading

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Current Events – 19 October 2017

“It is morally as bad not to care whether a thing is true or not, so long as it makes you feel good, as it is not to care how you got your money as long as you have got … Continue reading

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18 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering an American Genius on there Date of His Death: Died 18 October 1931 – Thomas Edison, an American inventor and businessman. Some quotes from the work of Thomas Edison: “Many of life’s failures are people who did not realize … Continue reading

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Current Events – 18 October 2017

“Believe in truth. To abandon facts is to abandon freedom. If nothing is true, then no one can criticize power, because there is no basis upon which to do so. If nothing is true, then all is spectacle. The biggest … Continue reading

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17 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Pablo Picasso “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist once he grows up.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Harold Altman (American, contemporary) Below – “Park II” Remembering an … Continue reading

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Current Events – 17 October 2017

“The danger we face does not come from religion. It comes from a growing intellectual bankruptcy that is one of the symptoms of a dying culture. In ancient Rome, as the republic disintegrated and the Caesars were deified, as the … Continue reading

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16 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Yasunari Kawabata “What I believe to be memories are probably daydreams. Still, my own sentimentality yearns for them as if they were the truth, suspect or twisted though they may be. I have forgotten that they were … Continue reading

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Current Events -16 October 2017

“Electing a bigot enables further bigotry.” – DeShanne Stokes; in the words of one writer, “Powerful, inspirational, and known for digging deep beneath the surface, Dr. DaShanne Stokes is a recognized thought leader, sociologist, author, speaker, and pundit. A scholar … Continue reading

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15 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Samantha Power “Without investing in the rule of law for the poor, none of the other investments we make will be sustainable.” Art for Autumn – Part I of III: Fernando Alcaraz (Spanish, contemporary) Below – “Beach” … Continue reading

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Current Events – 15 October 2017

“I can only imagine that future generations will consider us to have been barbaric for our intolerance of differences.” – Cathy Burnham Martin, American writer.

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