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Current Events – 6 November 2017

“Donald Trump is launching his own nonprofit group: Borders without Doctors.” – Joel Berg; in the words of one writer, “Labeled ‘Mister Frowny Pants’ by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (on which he once appeared), Joel Berg is CEO … Continue reading

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Current Events – 13 October 2017

“But when our elected officials and our political campaign become entirely untethered to reason and facts and analysis, when it doesn’t matter what’s true and what’s not, that makes it all but impossible for us to make good decisions on … Continue reading

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From the Demagogue Files – 23 August 2017

“If you look at the history of demagoguery and fascism, it always happens when there are two things. It requires a gentle populace to allow it to happen, whether through laziness, ignorance or ineptitude, but it also requires a very … Continue reading

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Current Events – 13 August 2017

“Conservatism is not about tradition and morality, hasn’t been for many decades… It is about the putative biological and spiritual superiority of the wealthy.” – Greg Bear, American writer best known for science fiction.

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Current Events – Part XLII

“What happens to people living in a society where everyone in power is lying, stealing, cheating and killing, and in our hearts we all know this, but the consequences of facing all these lies are so monstrous, we keep on … Continue reading

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22 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part I

Musings in Summer: Denis Waitley “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” Art for Summer – Part I of V: Shane Neufeld (American, contemporary) Below – “Oculus” Musings in … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part II

“When widely followed public figures feel free to say anything, without any fact-checking, it becomes impossible for a democracy to think intelligently about big issues.” – Thomas Friedman, American journalist, author, and three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize.

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January Offerings – Part XXIV: Something to Delight both Head and Heart

American Art – Part I of VI: Alan Dingman In the words of one writer, “Alan Dingman grew up in upstate NY. He left for New York City to attend Parsons School of Design and Rhode Island School of a … Continue reading

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American Muse: Stanley Kunitz

“The Round” Light splashed this morning on the shell-pink anemones swaying on their tall stems; down blue-spiked veronica light flowed in rivulets over the humps of the honeybees; this morning I saw light kiss the silk of the roses in … Continue reading

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An Artful Moment: Gligor Cemerski

For the sake of an aesthetically fruitful collaboration between eye and mind: Gligor Cemerski is a contemporary Macedonian artist whose best work is frequently a synthesis of Mediterranean traditions. For example, in the painting below, “Awakening the Stone,” we can … Continue reading

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