Monthly Archives: October 2016

From the Pacific Northwest – Part VII

Musings in Autumn: Ken Kesey “It’s fall coming, I thought, I can smell that sour-molasses smell of silage, clanging the air like a bell – smell like somebody’s been burning oak leaves, left them to smolder overnight because they’re too … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part VI

Musings in Autumn: Kristian Goldmund Aumann “Take heart and dive into the quiet maturity of autumn.” Canadian Art – Part I: William Lazos In the words of one writer, “William Lazos has painted an impressive number of mural projects, including major … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part V

Musings in Autumn: Katarina Bivald “For as long as she could remember, she had thought that autumn air went well with books, that the two both somehow belonged with blankets, comfortable armchairs, and big cups of coffee or tea.” Canadian … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part IV

Musings in Autumn: Walt Whitman “Give me juicy autumnal fruit, ripe and red from the orchard.” Canadian Art – Part I: Elizabeth Harris Artist Statement: “I was born in the Peace River Country, and spent my formative years on a … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part III

Musing in Autumn: George Eliot “Is not this a true autumn day? Just the still melancholy that I love – that makes life and nature harmonise. The birds are consulting about their migrations, the trees are putting on the hectic … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part II

Musings in Autumn: Kathleen Jenks “As autumn returns to earth’s northern hemisphere, 
and day and night are briefly, 
 but perfectly, 
balanced at the equinox, 
may we remember anew how fragile life is —- 
human life, surely, 
but also the … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part I

A Poem for Today “October” By Linda Pastan Who can mediate between the body and its undoing? At night in each of my limbs I feel the skeletal tree ache, and I dream of leaves in their feverish colors, floating … Continue reading

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