Monthly Archives: July 2018

Sentient in Seattle – 1 August 2018

Greeting August One of the flowers associated with August is the poppy. Below – Karen Margulis: “Field of Red Poppies” Art for August – Justin Beckett: “Howe Sound Light” Origin In 8 BCE, the month Sextilis was renamed in honor … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 31 July 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 31 July 2000 – William Keepers Maxwell, Jr., an American editor, novelist, short story writer, essayist, children’s author, memoirist, recipient of both the National Book Award and the Mark Twain … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 31 July 2018

“Leadership by deception isn’t leadership. It’s fraud.” ― DaShanne Stokes, American sociologist.

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Sentient in Seattle – 30 July 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Birth: Born 30 July 1818 – Emily Bronte, an English novelist, poet, and author of “Wuthering Heights.” Some quotes from the work of Emily Bronte: “He’s more myself than I am. Whatever … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 30 July 2018

“The ideal subject of totalitarian rule is not the convinced Nazi or the dedicated communist, but people for whom the distinction between fact and fiction, true and false, no longer exists.” – Hannah Arendt.

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Sentient in Seattle – 29 July 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 29 July 1805 – Alexis de Tocqueville, a French diplomat, political scientist, and historian. Some quotes from the work of Alexis de Tocqueville: “It is easier for the world to … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 29 July 2018

“It is better to live one day as a lion than 100 years as a sheep.” – Donald Trump quoting Benito Mussolini in a tweet on 28 February 2016. Il Duce would be pleased with my mentioning this quote, since … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 28 July 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 28 July 1927 – John Ashbery, an American poet and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize, the National Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. “The New Higher” by … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 28 July 2018

“Those at too great a distance may, I am well aware, mistake ignorance for perspective.” ― Carl Sagan.

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Sentient in Seattle – 27 July 2018

Musings in Summer: Maria Elena “I’d love to wake up to complete silence, white sheets, and the smell of crisp air and roses.” Below – Eva Gonzales: “Woman Awakening” Art for Summer – Part I of II: Alex Khomsky (Russian, … Continue reading

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