Monthly Archives: December 2017

Beleaguered in Bothell – 27 December 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 27 December 1834 – Charles Lamb, an English essayist, poet, and antiquarian. Some quotes from the work of Charles Lamb: “I always arrive late at the office, but I make … Continue reading

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Current Events – 27 December 2017

“Never underestimate the power of stupid people in large groups.” – George Carlin.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 22 December 2017

Musings in Winter: Sam Harris “Man is manifestly not the measure of all things. This universe is shot through with mystery. The very fact of its being, and of our own, is a mystery absolute, and the only miracle worthy … Continue reading

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Current Events – 26 December 2017

“If you can’t dazzle them with brilliance, baffle them with bullshit.” ― W.C. Fields, an American comic genius.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 25 December 2017

Merry Christmas! Friends: I hope that your fondest Christmas wish comes true today. This Date in Art History: Died 25 December 1983 – Joan Miro, a Spanish painter, sculptor, and ceramicist. Below – “Horse, Pipe, and Red Flower”; “Moon Bird”; … Continue reading

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Current Events – 25 December 2017

“The problem is not that Santa stops existing but that we do. The children we are no longer exist, a fact we do not help through immersing ourselves in the repeating cycle of wake, work, dinner, internet, sleep.” – Thomm … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 24 December 2017

Worth a Thousand Words: I accidentally discovered this photograph during an internet search for Christmas presents. It is not a hint of any kind to any person whatsoever. Really. Sucking Up to Santa – Part I of III: Thomm Quackenbush … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 23 December 2017

Musings in Winter: Rebecca Solnit “Drifting across the vast space, silent except for wind and footsteps, I felt uncluttered and unhurried for the first time in a while, already on desert time.” Art for Winter – Part I of III: … Continue reading

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Current Events – 23 December 2017

“Santa Claus is real. However, your parents are folkloric constructs meant to protect and fortify children against the darknesses of the real world. They are symbols representing the return of the sun and the end of winter, the sacrifice of … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 22 December 2017

Art for Winter – Part I of V: Richard Diebenkorn (American, 1922-1993) Below – Untitled; Untitled Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 22 December 1869 – Edwin Arlington Robinson, an American poet and playwright. “The House … Continue reading

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