Monthly Archives: June 2017

Current Events – Part XXXVI

“Go back to bed, America. Your government has figured out how it all transpired. Go back to bed, America. Your government is in control again. Here. Here’s American Gladiators. Watch this, shut up. Go back to bed, America. Here is … Continue reading

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The First Day of Summer: 2017

Welcome, Summer 2017 Below – A time-lapse photograph of the Summer Solstice on the California Coast. Art for Summer – Joaquin Sorolla y Bastida: “Strolling along the Seashore” Greeting Summer: F. Scott Fitzgerald “And so with the sunshine and the … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XXXV

“In a society in which nearly everybody is dominated by somebody else’s mind or by a disembodied mind, it becomes increasingly difficult to learn the truth about the activities of governments and corporations, about the quality or value of products, … Continue reading

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20 June 2017 – Bothered in Bothell: Part XVIII

Musings in Spring: Annie Dillard “I am a fugitive and a vagabond, a sojourner seeking signs.” Art for Spring – Part I of IV: Kathy Lees (American, contemporary) Below – “Reflection” Musings in Spring: Mark Twain “The dog is a … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XXIV

“That’s the whole point of good propaganda. You want to create a slogan that nobody’s going to be against, and everybody’s going to be for. Nobody knows what it means, because it doesn’t mean anything.” ― Noam Chomsky, American linguist, … Continue reading

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19 June 2017 – Bothered in Bothell: Part XVII

Musings in Spring: Bryant McGill “The greatest joys in life are found not only in what we do and feel, but also in our quiet hopes and labors for others.” Art for Spring – Part I of V: Dana Clancy … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XXXIII

“Society is like a stew. If you don’t stir it up every once in a while then a layer of scum floats to the top.” ― Edward Abbey, American writer, essayist, environmentalist, anarchist, and author of “Desert Solitaire” and “The … Continue reading

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18 June 2017 – Father’s Day

Quotes for Father’s Day – Part I of II “When I was a boy of 14, my father was so ignorant, I could hardly stand to have the old man around. But when I got to be 21, I was … Continue reading

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Current Events – Part XXXII

“He knows nothing; and he thinks he knows everything. That points clearly to a political career.” ― George Bernard Shaw (1856-1950), Irish playwright, critic, and polemicist.  

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17 June 2017 – Bothered in Bothell: Part XVI

Musings in Spring: Ann Zwinger “The question haunted me, and the real answer came, as answers often do, not in the canyon but at an unlikely time and in an unexpected place, flying over the canyon at thirty thousand feet … Continue reading

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