Monthly Archives: September 2017

A View from Walden Pond – 26 September 2017

“Only that day dawns to which we are awake. There is more day to dawn. The sun is but a morning star.”

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Current Events – 26 September 2017

“All this will happen because people have neglected the basic lessons of Science, they have gone in for politics and religion and wars instead, and sought out passionate excuses for killing one another. Science on the other hand is dispassionate … Continue reading

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25 September 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Mary Oliver “Because of the dog’s joyfulness, our own is increased. It is no small gift. It is not the least reason why we should honor as well as love the dog of our own life, and … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 25 September 2017

“Moby Dick seeks thee not. It is thou, thou, that madly seekest him!”

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A View from Walden Pond – 25 September 2017

“If one listens to the faintest but constant suggestions of his genius, which are certainly true, he sees not to what extremes, or even insanity, it may lead him; and yet that way, as he grows more resolute and faithful, … Continue reading

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Current Events – 25 September 2017

“All governments suffer a recurring problem: Power attracts pathological personalities. It is not that power corrupts but that it is magnetic to the corruptible.” – Frank Herbert (1920-1986), American science fiction author.

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24 September 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering an American Voice on the Date of His Birth: F. Scott Fitzgerald, novelist and short story writer, who was born 24 September 1896. Some quotes from the work of F. Scott Fitzgerald: “Life starts all over again when it … Continue reading

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Exhortations from the Deck of the Pequod – 24 September 2017

“Champollion deciphered the wrinkled granite hieroglyphics. But there is no Champollion to decipher the Egypt of every man’s and every being’s face. Physiognomy, like every other human science, is but a passing fable. If then, Sir William Jones, who read … Continue reading

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A View from Walden Pond – 24 September 2017

“We must learn to reawaken and keep ourselves awake, not by mechanical aids, but by an infinite expectation of the dawn, which does not forsake us in our soundest sleep. I know of no more encouraging fact than the unquestionable … Continue reading

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Current Events – 24 September 2017

“But when the social entity grows large, becomes a megalopolis, a state, a federation, then the governing machine grows remote, impersonal, even inhuman. It takes money from us for purposes we do not seem to sanction; it treats us as … Continue reading

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