Monthly Archives: June 2017

Beleaguered in Bothell – Part V

Musings in Summer: Henry David Thoreau “I have spent many an hour, when I was younger, floating over its surface as the zephyr willed, having paddled my boat to the middle, and lying on my back across the seats, in … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XLI

“I believe in a relatively equal society, supported by institutions that limit extremes of wealth and poverty. I believe in democracy, civil liberties, and the rule of law. That makes me a liberal, and I’m proud of it.” – Paul … Continue reading

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25 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part IV

Musings in Summer: George Alexiou “Nothing that happens to you was meant to be. The only thing about you that was meant to be is you. Blaze your own trail.” Art for Summer – Part I of VI: Matt Brackett … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XL

“There is nothing which I dread so much as a division of the republic into two great parties, each arranged under its leader, and concerting measures in opposition to each other. This, in my humble apprehension, is to be dreaded … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XXXIX

“When we blindly adopt a religion, a political system, a literary dogma, we become automatons.” ― Anaïs Nin In the words of one writer, Anaïs Nin, born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, February 21, 1903 – … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – Part III

Musings in Summer:George Alexiou “As you change your point of view, your views bring about a change in you.” Art for Summer – Part I of VI: Paul Resika (American, contemporary) Below – “Figures and Fire” Musings in Summer: Ambrose … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XXXVIII

“In our civilization, and under our republican form of government, intelligence is so highly honored that it is rewarded by exemption from the cares of office.” ― Ambrose Bierce (1842-1914), American wit and author.

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23 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part II

Musings in Summer: Besa Kosova “A homeless man visited my store today. The few quarters that he had in his pocket he invested on books. I offered him free books, but he insisted on giving me his quarters. He walked … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XXXVII

“Corrupt politicians make the other ten percent look bad.” ― Henry Kissinger, American diplomat, political scientist, and United States Secretary of State and National Security Advisor under the presidential administrations of Richard Nixon and Gerald Ford..  

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22 June 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell: Part I

Musings in Summer: Denis Waitley “Mistakes are painful when they happen, but years later a collection of mistakes is what is called experience.” Art for Summer – Part I of V: Shane Neufeld (American, contemporary) Below – “Oculus” Musings in … Continue reading

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