Monthly Archives: January 2018

Current Events – 27 January 2018

“To be hopeful in bad times is not just foolishly romantic. It is based on the fact that human history is a history not only of cruelty, but also of compassion, sacrifice, courage, kindness. What we choose to emphasize in … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 26 January 2018

Musings in Winter: Pema Chodron “You are the sky. Everything else – it’s just the weather.” Art for Winter – Part I of IV: Manuel Pereira da Silva (Portuguese, 1920-2003) Below – “Woman” (plaster in aluminum); “Man and Woman” (plaster); … Continue reading

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Current Events – 26 January 2018

“The World is my country, all mankind are my brethren, and to do good is my religion.” – Thomas Paine.

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 25 January 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 25 January 1885 – Hakushu Kitahara, a Japanese poet. Two Tanka by Hakushi Kitahara The drop of milk Which had fallen On the light red polish Of her nails Made … Continue reading

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Current Events – 25 January 2018

“To quote [Stephen Jay] Gould: Wind the tape of time back to Burgess times, and let it play again. If Pikaia does not survive in the replay, we are wiped out of future history—all of us, from shark to robin … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 24 January 2018

Musings in Winter: Carolyn Hart “Don’t we all look back in longing, those of us who had happy childhoods? Because the greatest loss we ever know is not the loss of family or place or money, it is the loss … Continue reading

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Current Events – 24 January 2018

“Three days a week she helped at the Manor Nursing Home, where people proved their keenness by reciting received analyses of current events. All the Manor residents watched television day and night, informed to the eyeballs like everyone else and … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 23 January 2018

Musings in Winter: Clarence Tillenius “I believe that there is in the universe an underlying rhythm, a stream of life common to all ages; that the work of an artist who could tap into that rhythm would be timeless, it … Continue reading

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Current Events – 23 January 2018

“Real unity tolerates dissent and rejoices in variety of outlook and tradition, recognizes that it is man’s destiny to unite and not divide, and understands that creating proletariats and scapegoats and second-class citizens is a mean and contemptible activity.” – … Continue reading

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Beleaguered in Bothell – 22 January 2018

Remembering an Influential Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 22 January 1788 – Lord Byron, an English poet, playwright, and a leading figure in the Romantic movement. “She Walks in Beauty” by Lord Byron She walks in beauty, … Continue reading

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