Monthly Archives: October 2011

My Indian Summer

Sing a song of seasons! Something bright in all! Flowers in the summer, Fires in the fall! Robert Louis Stevenson, Autumn Fires, A Child’s Garden of Verses Fall is currently on full display in Humptulips County, turning country roads into … Continue reading

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The Artist At Play And Work

so much depends upon a red wheel barrow glazed with rain water beside the white chickens. William Carlos WIlliams, The Red Wheelbarrow We spent this weekend on Whidbey Island with our friends, Tom and Carrie. The trip became a thoroughly … Continue reading

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The Life Force

TANNER: No, a thousand times no: hot water is the revolutionist’s element. You clean men as you clean milkpails, by scalding them. ANN: Cold water has its uses too. It’s healthy. TANNER: [despairingly] Oh, you are witty: at the supreme … Continue reading

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The Paranoia of Double Dip Death

Many definitions come with ambiguity. Others with a built-in rigidity. Take the word “recession.” One definition of that word is “two quarters of negative GDP growth.” In plain English, that means two quarters of “economic decline.” A somewhat different view … Continue reading

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