Category Archives: Individuality

April on Bainbridge: Planning, Politics, and Poetry

Jon Quitslund Forget April in Paris!  There’s lots to do close to home.  Spring in the air . . . but as Groucho Marx said to Margaret Dumont, If I sprung in the air I’d fall in the lake! April … Continue reading

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A Poet & a Scholar: Interviews & Letters from a 30-Year Friendship

Jon Quitslund Gary Snyder and Julia Martin, Nobody Home: Writing, Buddhism, and Living in Places (San Antonio: Trinity University Press, 2014). April being Poetry Month, I thought I should salute it with something that honors the profession of poet and … Continue reading

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“How many citizens really want to put Green into action?”

Jon Quitslund Something I’ve been reading took me back to a comment that I cited in my previous post, and I’m prompted to put my thoughts in order in a short postscript. Here’s the whole quotation from the compilation of … Continue reading

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“A Source of Pride”?

Jon Quitslund At the Planning Commission meeting on December 18, most of our time was devoted to discussion of a new Vision Statement.  We focused on a draft that had been developed by the Steering Committee and City staff.  There … Continue reading

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My Sense of Place (II)

Jon Quitslund In the bright and warm weather lately, I’ve spent the best parts of my days outdoors – walking on the tide flats, catching up on yard work, splitting and stacking firewood, or carrying a weighted backpack up and … Continue reading

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The Future of Freedom

Jon Quitslund I’ve begun this on the eve of this year’s observation of the birthday of Martin Luther King, Jr.  At church this morning, the service was dedicated to Dr. King, and a passage from one of his speeches was … Continue reading

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Individuality vs. Individualism

Jon Quitslund The two terms in my title may look very much alike, but the similarity is only skin deep.  I believe that in our culture today, individuality is best achieved and enjoyed by rejecting the tenets of Individualism as … Continue reading

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