Monthly Archives: November 2017

Current Events – 26 November 2017

“Some pundits have also said my campaign was doomed from the start, either because of my weaknesses as a candidate or because America was caught up in a historic wave of angry, tribal populism sweeping the world. Maybe. But don’t … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 25 November 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 25 November 1968 – Upton Sinclair, an American author and recipient of the 1943 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction. Some quotes from the work of Upton Sinclair: “It is difficult to … Continue reading

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Current Events – 25 November 2017

“Like Hitler, the President used the word lies to mean statements of fact not to his liking and presented journalism as a campaign against himself.” – Timothy Snyder; in the words of one writer, “Timothy Snyder is Housum Professor of … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 24 November 2017

For Your Information: 24 November is Evolution Day, an occasion on which everyone should both commemorate the anniversary of the publication of Charles Darwin’s “On the Origin of Species” on 24 November 1859 and encourage the education of young people … Continue reading

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Current Events – 24 November 2017

“None are more taken in by flattery than the proud, who wish to be the first and are not.” ― Baruch Spinoza (1632-1677), a Dutch philosopher.

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Thanksgiving 2017

Happy Thanksgiving! Art for Thanksgiving: Part I of IV – Medana Gabbard: “Home for Thanksgiving” A Poem for Thanksgiving “One day there is of the series” By Emily Dickinson One day is there of the series Termed “Thanksgiving Day” Celebrated … Continue reading

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Current Events – 23 November 2017

“The best defenses against the terrors of existence are the homely comforts of love, work, and family life, which connect us to a world that is independent of our wishes yet responsive to our needs. It is through love and … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 22 November 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Birth: Born 22 November 1819 – George Eliot (Mary Anne Evans), an English novelist and poet. “Count That Day Lost” By George Eliot If you sit down at set of sun And … Continue reading

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Current Events – 22 November 2017

“Popularity is no boast. From politics to fashion, history has shown popularity is, too often, just a loud celebration of a common ignorance.” – Kerry Cue, an Australian humorist, mathematician, and journalist.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 21 November 2017

Remembering a Great Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 21 November 1694 – Voltaire, a French historian, playwright, and philosopher. Some quotes from the work of Voltaire: “If you want to know who controls you, look at who … Continue reading

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