Author: Pat Moriarty

What’s So Special About Beauty?

Marsha and I like to walk over to Grand Avenue Park in Everett after dinner to watch the sun set over the Olympic Mountains.  The scene is so picturesque, so grand, so serene, so beautiful.  I remember as a boy watching the sunset from Discovery Park and feeling the same serenity.  I lived away from the Pacific Northwest for 37 years and hardly a day … Continue reading What’s So Special About Beauty? »

The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Charles Dickens’s novel, A Tale of Two Cities, opens with the classic description of the age leading up to the French Revolution.  It speaks of a world in chaos and turmoil where contradictory pressures moved with equal and opposite force in a world with no North Star.  The novel has been read and reread since it was first published in 1845, and as these same … Continue reading The Best of Times, The Worst of Times »