Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 26 April 2018

“The object of life is not to be on the side of the majority, but to escape finding oneself in the ranks of the insane.” ― Marcus Aurelius.

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Notes from The Emerald City – 26 April 2018

FAQ: If Seattle is The Emerald City, is it threatened by the presence of a wicked witch? Of course it is – but aren’t we all? Below – Jim Carrey: “Wicked Witch of the West Wing”

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Sentient in Seattle – 25 April 2018

Musings in Spring: Willa Cather “I like trees because they seem more resigned to the way they have to live than other things do. I feel as if this tree knows everything I ever think of when I sit here. … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 25 April 2018

“Stupidity is the same as evil if you judge by the results.” ― Margaret Atwood.

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Notes from the Emerald City – 25 April 2018

FAQ: Does The Emerald City have a Wizard? If so, is he Great and Terrible? It does have a Wizard, and he is indeed Great and Terrible. In fact, Starbucks CEO Kevin Johnson is generally regarded as the unofficial Emperor … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 24 April 2018

Musings in Spring: Ellen Glasgow “Life is never what one dreams. It is seldom what one desires, but, for the vital spirit and the eager mind, the future will always hold the search for buried treasure and the possibility of … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 24 April 2018

“He had just about enough intelligence to open his mouth when he wanted to eat, but certainly no more.” ― P.G. Wodehouse.

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Notes from the Emerald City – 24 April 2018

FAQ: Is Seattle a friendly city? Not particularly. In fact, its residents tend to regard one another with such cold and studied indifference that there is actually a term for it: “The Seattle Chill.” Below – A citizen of The … Continue reading

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Notes from The Emerald City – 23 April 2018

FAQ: Seattle advertises itself as The Emerald City, but is there a Yellow Brick Road leading to its glorious inner precincts? Indeed there is – lovely Aurora Avenue North, famed for its rush hour traffic, seedy motels, and friendly prostitutes. … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 23 April 2018

Musings in Spring: Ellen Glasgow “The older I grow the more earnestly I feel that the few joys of childhood are the best that life has to give.” Below – Stephen S. Yaeger: “Children Playing at a Pond” This Date … Continue reading

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