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Greeting Autumn 2018 Below – John Everett Millais: “Autumn Leaves” Art for Autumn – Claude Monet: “Autumn on the Seine at Argenteuil” Musings in Autumn: Edwin Way Teale “For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For … Continue reading
Dear Readers: My last post for a time will be on 2 September. I am about to move from Seattle to San Francisco, and for a wonderful reason: My youngest son and his wife are expecting their first child – … Continue reading
“If you are good for nothing else, you can still serve as a bad example.” – Peter L. Berger.
“Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded … Continue reading
“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” ― Hunter S. Thompson.
“The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and sociologist.
“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
“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
“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
“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.