Monthly Archives: January 2017

From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXXI

Musings in Winter: Gary Snyder “Nature is not a place to visit. It is home.” Art for Winter – Part I of III: Sylvester Phelps Hodgdon (1830-1906) Below – “Park Street in Winter, Boston” A Poem for Today “9773 Comanche … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXX

Musings in Winter: Jawaharlal Nehru “We live in a wonderful world that is full of beauty, charm, and adventure. There is no end to the adventures we can have if only we seek them with our eyes open.” A Poem … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXIX

Musings in Winter: Willa Cather “The pale, cold light of the winter sunset did not beautify – it was like the light of truth itself. When the smoky clouds hung low in the west and the red sun went down … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXVIII

Musings in Winter: Virginia Woolf “Never are voices so beautiful as on a winter’s evening, when dusk almost hides the body, and they seem to issue from nothingness with a note of intimacy seldom heard by day.” Below – Bryan … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXVII

Musings in Winter: Jerry Dennis “There’s relief in not having to be outside. No gardening, no mowing the lawn, no tyranny of long daylight hours to fill with productive activity. We rip through summer, burning the hours and tearing up … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXVI

A Poem for Today “January” (from “A Child’s Calendar”) By John Updike The days are short, The sun a spark, Hung thin between The dark and dark. Fat snowy footsteps Track the floor. Milk bottles burst Outside the door. The … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXV

A Poem for Today “Ancient Music” By Ezra Pound Winter is icummen in, Lhude sing Goddamm. Raineth drop and staineth slop, And how the wind doth ramm! Sing: Goddamm. Skiddeth bus and sloppeth us, An ague hath my ham. Freezeth … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXIV

Musings in Winter:Vera Nazarian “Frost grows on the window glass, forming whorl patterns of lovely translucent geometry. Breathe on the glass, and you give frost more ammunition. Now it can build castles and cities and whole ice continents with your … Continue reading

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George Bellows

Died 8 January 1925 – George Bellows, an American realist painter known for his depictions of life in New York City. Below – “Dempsey and Firpo”; “Blue Snow the Battery”; “Breaking Sky, Mohegan”; “Blue Morning”; “Cliff Dwellers”; “River Front”; “The … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LXIII

Musings in the New Year: Peggy Toney Horton “Each New Year, we have before us a brand new book containing 365 blank pages. Let us fill them with all the forgotten things from last year—the words we forgot to say, … Continue reading

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