Monthly Archives: October 2018

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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Sentient in San Francisco – 5 October 2018

“If you are faced with a mountain, you have several options. You can climb it and cross to the other side. You can go around it. You can dig under it. You can fly over it. You can blow it … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 4 October 2018

Remembering a Vocalist on the Date of Her Death: Died 4 October 1970 – Janis Joplin, an American singer-songwriter. This Date in Art History: Born 4 October 1814 – Jean-Francois Millet, a French painter. Below – “The Sheepfold”; “Woman Baking … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 3 October 2018

Musings in Autumn: Vincent van Gogh “I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night.” Below – Vincent van Gogh: “Starry Night Over the Rhone” This Date in Art History: Born 3 October 1865 – Gustave … Continue reading

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