Monthly Archives: August 2017

Current Events – 28 August 2017

“When you turn an election into a three-ring circus, there’s always a chance that the dancing bear will win.” – Nancy Isenberg, author of ‘New York Times’ bestseller ‘White Trash’, and ‘Fallen Founder: The Life of Aaron Burr’, which was … Continue reading

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27 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: James Agee “You’ve got to bear it in mind that nobody that ever lived is specially privileged; the axe can fall at any moment, on any neck, without any warning or any regard for justice. You’ve got … Continue reading

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From the Demagoguery Files – 27 August 2017

“Demagoguery beats data in making public policy.” – Dick Armey, American politician.

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 27 August 2017

“Well, then, however the old sea-captains may order me about–however they may thump and punch me about, I have the satisfaction of knowing that it is all right; that everybody else is one way or other served in much the … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 27 August 2017

“It costs me nothing for curtains, for I have no gazers to shut out but the sun and moon, and I am willing that they should look in…and if he [the sun] is sometimes too warm a friend, I find … Continue reading

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Current Events – 27 August 2017

“A hypocrite is the kind of politician who would cut down a redwood tree, then mount the stump and make a speech for conservation.” – Adlai E. Stevenson II, American ambassador to the United Nations and twice a candidate for … Continue reading

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26 August 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Summer: May Sarton “We fear disturbance, change, fear to bring to light and to talk about what is painful. Suffering often feels like failure, but it is actually the door into growth.” Art for Summer – Part I … Continue reading

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From the Demagogue File – 26 August 2017

“American fascism will not be really dangerous until there is a purposeful coalition among the cartelists, the deliberate poisoners of public information, and those who stand for the K.K.K. type of demagoguery.” – Henry Wallace, 33rd Vice President of the … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 26 August 2017

“Is it that by its indefiniteness it shadows forth the heartless voids and immensities of the universe, and thus stabs us from behind with the thought of annihilation, when beholding the white depths of the milky way? Or is it, … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 26 August 2017

“Why should I feel lonely? is not our planet in the Milky Way?”

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