Monthly Archives: October 2017

26 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Antoine de Saint-Exupery “I have always loved the desert. One sits down on a desert sand dune, sees nothing, hears nothing. Yet through the silence something throbs, and gleams…” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: … Continue reading

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Current Events – 26 October 2017

“The whole notion of disruption is adolescent: It assumes that after the teenagers make a mess, the adults will come and clean it up. But there are no adults. We own this mess.” – Timothy Snyder; in the words of … Continue reading

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25 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Merrill Markoe “Maybe this is kind of cliche, but animals, well, dogs, are what I do for a living. One reason I like spending time with them so much is they seem to think people are really … Continue reading

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Current Events – 25 October 2017

“It is a poor sort of man who is content to be spoon-fed knowledge that has been filtered through the canon of religious or political belief, and it is a poor sort of man who will permit others to dictate … Continue reading

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24 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Jim Harrison “Never before have the American people had their noses so deeply in one another’s business. If I announce that I and eleven other diners shared a thirty-seven-course lunch that likely cost as much as a … Continue reading

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Current Events – 24 October 2017

Current Events – 24 October 2017 “In fact quite generally, commercial advertising is fundamentally an effort to undermine markets. We should recognize that. If you’ve taken an economics course, you know that markets are supposed to be based on informed … Continue reading

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23 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Musings in Autumn: Annie Dillard “If we were to judge nature by its common sense or likelihood, we wouldn’t believe the world existed. In nature, improbabilities are the one stock in trade. The whole creation is one lunatic fringe….No claims … Continue reading

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Current Events – 23 October 2017

“It is going to be too easy for things to start feeling normal—especially if you are someone who is not directly impacted by his actions. So keep reminding yourself: This is not normal. Write it on a Post-It note and … Continue reading

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22 October 2017 – Beleaguered in Bothell

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 22 October 1995 – Kingsley Amis, an English novelist, poet, and critic. Some quotes from the work of Kingsley Amis: “The rewards for being sane may not be very many, … Continue reading

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Current Events – 22 October 2017

“As neoliberalism wages war on public goods and the very idea of a public, including citizenship beyond membership, it dramatically thins public life without killing politics. Struggles remain over power, hegemonic values, resources, and future trajectories. This persistence of politics … Continue reading

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