Monthly Archives: February 2017

Valentine’s Day 2017

Happy Valentine’s Day “February – the month of love?!! No wonder it’s the shortest one in the calendar.” ― Dinesh Kumar Biran Art for Valentine’s Day – Sandro Botticelli: “The Birth of Venus” Musings on Valentine’s Day: Cormac McCarthy “There … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LVIII

Musings in Winter: Machado de Assis “To him the stars seemed like so many musical notes affixed to the sky, just waiting for somebody to unfasten them. Someday the sky would be emptied, but by then the earth would be … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LVII

Musings in Winter: Sana Krasikov “The only way to learn who you are is to leave home.” Art for Winter – Part I of III: Frederick J. Waugh (American, 1861-1940) Below – “Foam and Cloud”; “The Cove.” A Poem for … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LVI

Musings in Winter: Trish Deseine “It has taken almost half my life away from Ireland for me to truly feel what home really is, and it is not what I was expecting. In the end it was not a place, … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LV

Musings in Winter: Dean Koontz “Even as a child, she had preferred night to day, had enjoyed sitting out in the yard after sunset, under the star-speckled sky listening to frogs and crickets. Darkness soothed. It softened the sharp edges … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LIV

A Poem for Today “There is no frigate like a book” By Emily Dickinson There is no Frigate like a Book To take us Lands away, Nor any Coursers like a Page Of prancing Poetry –  This Traverse may the poorest … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LIII

Musings in Winter: Shannon Huffman Polson “Tracks were adumbrations of the energy of life all about us, the recent history book of wilderness.” Art for Winter – Part I of III: John Mix Stanley (American, 1814-1872) Below – “View of … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LII

Musings in Winter: Dermot Bolger “Home was not the place where you were born but the place you created yourself, where you did not need to explain, where you finally became what you were.” Art for Winter – Part I … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part LI

Musings in Winter: Robert Michael Pyle “We look up, if only to see if we’re likely to be rained on. The sky calls attention to itself, whether scored by herons, cranes, or wires; illumined by sunsets, Perseids, or ballparks; broken … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest – Part L

Musings in Winter: Kimberly Novosei “On day one of the drive, I saw my first dome sky. The world was so flat that I could see the level horizon all around me and the sky looked like a dome. Skies … Continue reading

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