Monthly Archives: October 2018

Sentient in San Francisco – 1 November 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 1 November 1871 – Stephen Crane, an American poet, novelist, and short story writer. “A Man Said to the Universe” by Stephen Crane A man said to the universe: “Sir … Continue reading

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Halloween 2018

The Great Day Is Here Below – Florene Welebny: “Halloween Woods” Art for Halloween: Henry Fuseli: “The Nightmare” A Poem for Halloween “The Little Ghost” by Edna St. Vincent Millay I knew her for a little ghost That in my … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 19 October 2018

This Date in Art History: Died 19 October 1965 – Edward Willis Redfield, an American painter. Below – “Boothbay, Maine”; “Bridge and Barges on the River”; “Dune Walk”; “Evening on the Seine”; “France”; “In the Forest of Fontainebleau.” Remembering a … Continue reading

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As I Crossed a Bridge of Dreams

I spent the afternoon with my family walking through the glorious landscapes of the San Francisco Botanical Garden. I was especially pleased while visiting the quintessentially Japanese Moon Viewing Garden (see below), with its lovely plants, stone pagodas, and moon … Continue reading

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A Impending New Arrival – 10 October 2018

Dear Readers: My first grandchild is supposed to be born today, and so things are likely going to be somewhat hectic for the next several days. Therefore, I will not be posting very often for some time, but I will, of … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 10 October 2018

Remembering a Musician on the Date of His Birth: Born 10 October 1917 – Thelonious Monk, an American jazz pianist and composer. This Date in Art History: Died 10 October 1720 – Antoine Coysevox, aF French sculptor: Part I of … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 9 October 2018

Musings in Autumn: Anatole France “Until one has loved an animal a part of one’s soul remains unawakened.” Art for Autumn: Vyacheslav Mikhailov (Russian, contemporary) Below – “Leda and the Swan”; “Landscape”; “Christmas” Worth a Thousand Words: Yukon Territory, Canada. … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 8 October 2018

Musings in Autumn: Robert MacFarlane “Mountains seem to answer an increasing imaginative need in the West. More and more people are discovering a desire for them, and a powerful solace in them. At bottom, mountains, like all wildernesses, challenge our … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 7 October 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth: Born 7 October 1935 – Thomas Keneally, who, in the words of one writer, is an “Australian novelist, playwright, and essayist. He is best known for writing Schindler’s Ark, the Booker … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 6 October 2018

Musings in Autumn: Pablo Neruda “Laughter is the language of the soul.” Art for Autumn – Part I of IV: Peggy McGivern (American, contemporary) Below – “Autumn”; “Blue River”; “Pasture in Hill Country” Remembering a Writer on the Date of … Continue reading

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