Category Archives: Musings

The Richest Man in Lacey

Numerals and cyphers. That’s your money. Nothing more. At one time precious metals and glittering stones did the job, but now it’s numerals and cyphers … which are just as valuable as gold or rubies or silver or diamonds, at … Continue reading

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A Divine Wind Whispers

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He smoked non-stop. He drank coffee non-stop. He headed-up leasing for the State of Washington. He was important to me, and I’d learned long ago that if you wanted to meet Hal, you met him in a coffee shop. He was … Continue reading

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Help! I’m An Amazombie!

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I never planned for this. I never expected my life to veer off society’s byways into such a dead end. I never thought I’d spend my days like some kind of isolated religious aesthete observing a perverted vow of silence. But … Continue reading

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To See Or Not To See, That Is The Question

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“There is nothing more deceptive than an obvious fact.” Arthur Conan Doyle Recently David Brooks, PBS commentator and New York Times columnist, recently pontificated from his perch high atop Manhattan’s littératie ladder to posit whether “the norms that used to govern … Continue reading

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Where’s “Uncle Walter” When We Need Him?

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“If you once forfeit the confidence of your fellow citizens, you can never regain their respect and esteem.” Abraham Lincoln I have a very smart Seattle friend. He graduated from Columbia with a Masters in history and cum laude from Harvard … Continue reading

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Why You Shouldn’t Read This Blog …

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… but if you’re still reading this blog, allow me to explain the rude admonition above. I know some may think someone who writes about himself as often as I have lately, must be endowed with an out-sized ego. This is an especially valid … Continue reading

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Lately I’ve been feeling guilty. In fact, I feel more and more guilty with every passing day. I think someday soon I’ll just pop with guilt. It comes down to something I didn’t know I had … something called white privilege. Apparently … Continue reading

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