Monthly Archives: December 2017

Current Events – 22 December 2017

“The wind will not stop. Gusts of sand swirl before me, stinging my face. But there is still too much to see and marvel at, the world very much alive in the bright light and wind, exultant with the fever … Continue reading

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Winter 2017

Greeting Winter 2017 Musings in Winter: Terri Guillemets “I hide myself in the quiet white of Winter and
nestle in her comforting folds of cold oblivion.” Art for Winter – Claude Monet: “Winter on the Seine, Lavacourt” A Poem for Winter: … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 20 December 2017

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Birth: Born 20 December 1954 – Sandra Cisneros, an American author and poet. Some quotes from the work of Sandra Cisneros: “We need to write because so many of our stories are … Continue reading

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Current Events – 20 December 2017

“The term faith-based is nothing more than an attempt to slip religion past you when you’re not thinking; which is the way religion is always slipped past you. It deprives you of choice; choice being another word the political-speech manipulators … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 19 December 2017

Musings in Autumn: Annie Dillard “What I sought in books was imagination. It was depth, depth of thought and feeling; some sort of extreme of subject matter; some nearness to death; some call to courage. I myself was getting wild; … Continue reading

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Current Events – 19 December 2017

“One cannot demand that anybody be a hero, though one can hope for it. – Dwight Macdonald, an American writer, editor, film critic, social critic, philosopher, and political radical.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 18 December 2017

Musings in Autumn: Mary Oliver “This is to say nothing against afternoons, evenings or even midnight. Each has its portion of the spectacular. But dawn — dawn is a gift. Much is revealed about a person about his or her … Continue reading

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Current Events – 18 December 2017

“A complete history of sexual scandal in Washington will probably never be written, because the public does not want to read a 20,000 page book that needs to be updated weekly (note to self: maybe they DO — idea for … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 17 December 2017

Musings in Autumn: Camille Paglia “Education has become a prisoner of contemporaneity. It is the past, not the dizzy present, that is the best door to the future.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Marvin Lowe (American, contemporary) … Continue reading

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Current Events – 17 December 2017

“Blacks complained that most leaders were white, which was true. Feminists complained that most all were men, which was also true. Soon black women were complaining about both the sexism of radical black men and the implicit racism of white … Continue reading

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