Monthly Archives: August 2017

Current Events – 30 August 2017

“The obvious types of American fascists are dealt with on the air and in the press. These demagogues and stooges are fronts for others. Dangerous as these people may be, they are not so significant as thousands of other people … Continue reading

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29 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Annie Dillard “This is how you spend this afternoon, and tomorrow morning, and tomorrow afternoon. ‘Spend’ the afternoon. You can’t take it with you.” Art for Summer – Part I of IV: Jo Saylors (American, contemporary) Below … Continue reading

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From the Demagogue Files – 29 August 2017

“Reason and truth have rarely prevailed against demagoguery when the audience is too ignorant to tell the difference.” – Charley Reese (1937-2013, American syndicated columnist known for his conservative views.

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 29 August 2017

“An intense copper calm, like a universal yellow lotus, was more and more unfolding its noiseless measureless leaves upon the sea.”

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A View from Walden Pond – 29 August 2017

“Men come tamely home at night only from the next field or street, where their household echoes haunt, and their life pines because it breathes its own breath over again; their shadows, morning and evening, reach farther than their daily … Continue reading

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Current Events – 29 August 2017

“The media are desperately afraid of being accused of bias. And that’s partly because there’s a whole machine out there, an organized attempt to accuse them of bias whenever they say anything that the Right doesn’t like. So rather than … Continue reading

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28 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: Gabriel Garcia Marquez ‘“Things have a life of their own,’ the gypsy proclaimed with a harsh accent. ‘It’s simply a matter of waking up their souls.’” Art for Summer – Part I of VI: Lieke van Der … Continue reading

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From the Demagogue Files – 28 August 2017

“I think my main concern is because I worry about demagoguery. It`s real. You see the people standing up there and applauding.” – Bernie Sanders, American politician.

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 28 August 2017

“Were I the wind, I’d blow no more on such a wicked, miserable world.”

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A View from Walden Pond – 28 August 2017

“I desire that there may be as many different persons in the world as possible; but I would have each one be very careful to find out and pursue his own way, and not his father’s or his mother’s or … Continue reading

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