Monthly Archives: April 2017

Just Another Rainy Wednesday in the Pacific Northwest

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 … Continue reading

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Tuesday in the Pacific Northwest – and I Think It’s Going to Rain Today

Musings in Spring: David Baldacci “It’s been my experience that most folk who ride trains could care less where they’re going. For them it’s the journey itself and the people they meet along the way. You see, at every stop … Continue reading

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Monday, Monday . . .

Musings in Spring: Yoshida Kenko “Are we to look at cherry blossoms only in full bloom, the moon only when it is cloudless? To long for the moon while looking on the rain, to lower the blinds and be unaware … Continue reading

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Sundry Matters on a Sunday

Musings in Spring: The Fourteenth Dalai Lama “Meanwhile, spring came, and with it the outpourings of Nature. The hills were soon splashed with wild flowers; the grass became an altogether new and richer shade of green; and the air became … Continue reading

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Another Rainy Friday in the Pacific Northwest

Musings in Spring: Saleem Sharma “A star-spangled sky and you were looking the other way, the night beckoned and waited and you waited for the day.” Art for Spring – Part I of II: Denis Oktyabr (Russian, contemporary) Below – … Continue reading

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Notes from the Pacific Northwest on a Dreary Thursday

Musings in Spring: David Mitchell “Rootlessness,” I opine, “is the twenty-first century norm.” “You’re not wrong and that’s why we’re in the shit we’re in, mate. If you belong nowhere, why give a tinker’s toss about anywhere?” Below – Beatris … Continue reading

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From the Pacific Northwest: A Sunny Wednesday

Musings in Spring: Daniel J. Rice “I walked slowly to enjoy this freedom, and when I came out of the mountains, I saw the sky over the prairie, and I thought that if heaven was real, I hoped it was … Continue reading

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A Tuesday in April in the Pacific Northwest

A Poem for Today “The Everglades” By Campbell McGrath Green and blue and white, it is a flag for Florida stitched by hungry ibises. It is a paradise of flocks, a cornucopia of wind and grass and dark, slow waters. … Continue reading

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An April Monday

Musings in Spring: David Almond “She told us about the goddess called Persephone, who was forced to spend half a year in the darkness deep underground. Winter happened when she was trapped inside the earth. The days shrank, they became … Continue reading

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Rain, Rain – Go Away: Notes from the Pacific Northwest

Musings in Spring: George Orwell “The point is that the pleasures of spring are available to everybody, and cost nothing.” Below – Ma Yuan (1190-1279): “Walking on a Mountain Path in Spring” Art for Spring – Part I of VI: … Continue reading

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