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Beleaguered in Bothell – 17 December 2017

Musings in Autumn: Camille Paglia “Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Marvin Lowe (American, contemporary) … Continue reading

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Current Events – 17 December 2017

“Blacks complained that most leaders were white, which was true. Feminists complained that most all were men, which was also true. Soon black women were complaining about both the sexism of radical black men and the implicit racism of white … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 16 December 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 16 December 1863 – George Santayana,, an American philosopher, essayist, novelist, and poet. “The Power of Art” By George Santayana Not human art, but living gods alone Can fashion beauties … Continue reading

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Current Events – 16 December 2017

“The world is like a ride in an amusement park, and when you choose to go on it you think it’s real because that’s how powerful our minds are. The ride goes up and down, around and around, it has … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 15 December 2017

Musings in Autumn: Mark Lilla “People who know what kind of new world they want to create through revolution are trouble enough; those who only know what they want to destroy are a curse.” Art for Autumn – Part I … Continue reading

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Current Events – 15 December 2017

“I only wish the NRA and its jellyfish, well-paid supporters in legislatures both State and Federal would be careful to recite the whole of it, and then tell us how a heavily armed man, woman, or child, recruited by no … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 14 December 2017

Remembering an American President on the Date of His Death: Died 14 December 1799 – George Washington, the first President of the United States. Some quotes from the work of George Washington: “The government of the United States is not, … Continue reading

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Current Events – 14 December 2017

“However [political parties] may now and then answer popular ends, they are likely in the course of time and things, to become potent engines, by which cunning, ambitious, and unprincipled men will be enabled to subvert the power of the … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 13 December 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 13 December 1911 – Kenneth Patchen, an American poet and novelist. “Fall of the Evening Star” By Kenneth Patchen Speak softly; sun going down Out of sight. Come near me … Continue reading

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Current Events – 13 December 2017

“Anything which is morally wrong cannot be religiously, socially or politically right.” ― Amit Kalantri, an Indian author.

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