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Sentient in Seattle – 17 August 2018

Remembering a Nobel Laureate on the Date of Her Birth: Born 17 August 1953 – Herta Muller, a Romanian-born German novelist, poet, essayist, and recipient of the 2009 Nobel Prize in Literature. Some quotes from the work of Herta Muller: … Continue reading

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

“I think we risk becoming the best informed society that has ever died of ignorance.” ― Ruben Blades, Panamanian/American singer, songwriter, actor, musician, activist, and politician.”

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Sentient in Seattle – 16 August 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 16 August 1678 – Andrew Marvell, an English poet, satirist, and politician. “To His Coy Mistress” by Andrew Marvell Had we but world enough and time, This coyness, lady, were … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 16 August 2018

“The trouble with practical jokes is that very often they get elected.” – Will Rogers.

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Sentient in Seattle – 15 August 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Birth: Born 15 August 1885 – Edna Ferber, an American novelist, short story writer, playwright, and recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Some quotes from the work of Edna Ferber: “Living the past … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 15 August 2018

“No people can be both ignorant and free.” ― Thomas Jefferson.

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Sentient in Seattle – 14 August 2018

Musings in Summer: Pablo Picasso “I want to create a cat like the real cats I see crossing the streets, not like those you see in houses. They have nothing in common. The cat of the streets has bristling fur. … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 14 August 2018

“If a political party does not have its foundation in the determination to advance a cause that is right and that is moral, then it is not a political party; it is merely a conspiracy to seize power.” – Dwight … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 13 August 2018

Just a Reminder: In case you missed the event or want to view it again, the Perseids meteor shower will be at its peak tonight. Remembering an American Legend on the Date of Her Birth: Born 13 August 1860 – … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 13 August 2018

“Ignorance is ultimately the worst enemy of a people who want to be free.” ― Jonathan Hennessey, American writer.

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