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Sentient in Seattle – 21 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Murasaki Shikibu “There is much to be said for cherry blossoms, but they seem so flighty. They are so quick to run off and leave you. And then just when your regrets are the strongest the wisteria … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 21 May 2018

“I personally think humans have got about as far as we can go. We’re wrecking the planet. We’re never short of good reasons to massacre each other. Wrong god. Wrong race. Wrong color. Wrong sex. I’m actually quite surprised a … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 20 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Sei Shonagon “In summer the nights [are the most beautiful]. Not only when the moon shines, but on dark nights too, as the fireflies flit to and fro, and even when it rains, how beautiful it is!” … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 20 May 2018

“There’s no point in arguing with an idiot – save for exposing their stupidity in their own words.” ― Christina Engela, South African writer.

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Sentient in Seattle – 19 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Margaret Atwood “But my dreaming self refuses to be consoled. It continues to wander, aimless, homeless, alone. It cannot be convinced of its safety by any evidence drawn from my waking life.” Art for Spring – Part … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 19 May 2018

“Donald Trump is a liar because he is a coward. It is fear and cowardice that make him lie. it is his fragile ego that makes him lie.” – Gizmo, The Puzzled Puppy, an American writer and author of “What … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 18 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Sei Shonagon “In spring it is the dawn that is most beautiful. As the light creeps over the hills, their outlines are dyed a faint red and wisps of purplish cloud trail over them.” This Date in … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 18 May 2018

“The whole problem with the world is that fools and fanatics are always so certain of themselves, and wiser people so full of doubts.” – Bertrand Russell.

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Sentient in Seattle – 17 May 2018

Musings in Spring: Marcel Proust “So we don’t believe that life is beautiful because we don’t recall it but if we get a whiff of a long-forgotten smell we are suddenly intoxicated and similarly we think we no longer love … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 17 May 2018

“And a human being whose life is nurtured in an advantage which has accrued from the disadvantage of other human beings, and who prefers that this should remain as it is, is a human being by definition only, having much … Continue reading

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