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Sentient in San Francisco – 17 April 2019

This Date in Art History: Died 17 April 2011 – Robert Vickrey, an American painter. In the words of one writer, Vickrey “specialized in the ancient medium of egg tempera. His paintings are surreal dreamlike visions of sunset shadows of … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 3 December 2018

This Date in Art History: Died 3 December 1919 – Pierre-Auguste Renoir, a French painter and sculptor. Below – “The Theater Box”; “The Swing”; “Dance at Le Moulin de la Galette”; “Luncheon of the Boating Party”; “Claude Monet Painting in … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 9 November 2018

This Date in Art History: Died 9 November 2015 – Ernst Fuchs, an Austrian painter, sculptor, and illustrator. Below – “Observator Infinitor”; “The Angel of History”; “Self-Portrait with Feather Hat”; “Cherub with an Amethyst”; “The Spirit of Mercury”; “Nymph Gramophone.” … Continue reading

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Sentient in San Francisco – 23 September 2018: Autumn Equinox

Greeting Autumn 2018 Below – John Everett Millais: “Autumn Leaves” Art for Autumn – Claude Monet: “Autumn on the Seine at Argenteuil” Musings in Autumn: Edwin Way Teale “For man, autumn is a time of harvest, of gathering together. For … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 31 August 2018

Dear Readers: My last post for a time will be on 2 September. I am about to move from Seattle to San Francisco, and for a wonderful reason: My youngest son and his wife are expecting their first child – … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 27 June 2018

“If you are good for nothing else, you can still serve as a bad example.” – Peter L. Berger.

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Current Events – 2 March 2018

“Because today we live in a society in which spurious realities are manufactured by the media, by governments, by big corporations, by religious groups, political groups… So I ask, in my writing, What is real? Because unceasingly we are bombarded … Continue reading

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Current Events – 21 February 2018

“In a closed society where everybody’s guilty, the only crime is getting caught. In a world of thieves, the only final sin is stupidity.” ― Hunter S. Thompson.

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Current Events – 19 January 2018

“The single most exciting thing you encounter in government is competence, because it’s so rare.” – Daniel Patrick Moynihan, American politician and sociologist.

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Current Events – 6 November 2017

“Donald Trump is launching his own nonprofit group: Borders without Doctors.” – Joel Berg; in the words of one writer, “Labeled ‘Mister Frowny Pants’ by The Daily Show with Jon Stewart (on which he once appeared), Joel Berg is CEO … Continue reading

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