Monthly Archives: July 2017

Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 29 July 2017

“All men live enveloped in whale-lines. All are born with halters round their necks; but it is only when caught in the swift, sudden turn of death, that mortals realize the silent, subtle, ever-present perils of life. And if you … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 29 July 2017

A View from Walden Pond – 29 July 2017 “A lake is a landscape’s most beautiful and expressive feature. It is Earth’s eye; looking into which the beholder measures the depth of his own nature.”

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Current Events – 29 July 2017

“Members of labor unions, and un-organized unskilled workers, will sooner or later realize that their government is not even trying to prevent wages from sinking or to prevent jobs from being exported. Around the same time, they will realize that … Continue reading

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28 July 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: George Santayana “An artist is a dreamer consenting to dream of the actual world.” Art for Summer – Part I of V: Shi Lifeng (Chinese, contemporary) Below – “Dream and Garden No. 10” Musings in Summer: Antoine … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 28 July 2017

“All change is a miracle to contemplate, but it is a miracle which is taking place every instant.”

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Current Events – 28 July 2017

“We Americans are not usually thought to be a submissive people, but of course we are. Why else would we allow our country to be destroyed? Why else would we be rewarding its destroyers? Why else would we all — … Continue reading

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27 July 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Lucy Maud Montgomery “Don’t you just love poetry that gives you a crinkly feeling up and down your back?” Art for Summer – Part I of VI: Hayley Lever (Australian, 1876-1958) Below – “Bronx, N Y 1907” … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 27 July 2017

“I say, beware of all enterprises that require new clothes, and not rather a new wearer of clothes.”

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Current Events – 27 July 2017

“Men who find themselves late are never sure. They are all the things the civics books tell us the good citizen should be: partisans but never zealots, respectors of the facts which attend each situation but never benders of those … Continue reading

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26 July 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Antoine de Saint-Exupery “Let your dream devour your life, not your life devour your dream.” Art for Summer – Part I of V: David Lemon (American, contemporary) Below – “Sassy” (bronze); “Feathers in the Wind” (bronze) Musings … Continue reading

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