Monthly Archives: September 2018

Sentient in San Francisco – 1 October 2018

Greeting October The Marigold is the flower associated with October. Below – Koloman Moser: “Marigolds.” Art for October – Du Yuxi: “Dates in October” Origin In the words of one writer, “October is the tenth month of the year in … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 30 September 2018

Remembering a Nobel Laureate on the Date of His Death: Died 30 September 1990 – Patrick White, an Australian novelist, poet, short story writer, playwright, and recipient of the 1973 Nobel Prize in Literature. Some quotes from the work of … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 29 September 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 29 September 1973 – W. H. Auden, an English-American poet, playwright, and critic. “Musee des Beaux Arts” by W. H. Auden About suffering they were never wrong, The old Masters: … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

A Lament for American in the Age of Trump – 29 September 2018

“One phrase stuck in Fainy’s mind, and he repeated it to himself after he had gone to bed that night: It is time for all honest men to band together to resist the ravages of greedy privilege.” – John Dos … Continue reading

Posted in Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 28 September 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 28 September1970 – John Dos Passos, an American novelist, poet, essayist, and playwright. Some quotes from the work of John Dos Passos: “I never see the dawn that I don’t … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

A Lament for American in the Age of Trump – 28 September 2018

“It is certain, in any case, that ignorance, allied with power, is the most ferocious enemy justice can have.” – James Baldwin, an American writer.

Posted in Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 27 September 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Death: Died 27 September 1961 – Hilda Doolittle, an American poet, novelist, and memoirist. “The Mysteries Remain” by Hilda Doolittle The mysteries remain, I keep the same cycle of seed-time and of … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 26 September 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Birth: Born 26 September 1949 – Jane Smiley, an American novelist and recipient of the 1992 Pulitzer Prize for Fiction for “A Thousand Acres.” Some quotes from the work of Jane Smiley: … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment

A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 26 September 2018

“Advertising is the modern substitute for argument; its function is to make the worse appear the better.” ― George Santayana, Spanish/American philosopher.

Posted in Opinion | Leave a comment

Sentient in San Francisco – 25 September 2018

Musings in Autumn: Joseph Campbell “Art is the clothing of a revelation.” Below – Childe Hassam: “Improvisation.” Italian Art – Roberto Lupetti (1918-1997) In the words of one writer, “Roberto Lupetti was a classically trained artist. Born in Milan, Italy, … Continue reading

Posted in Art and Photography, Books, Movies, Music, and Television, Opinion | Leave a comment