Monthly Archives: April 2018

A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 23 April 2018

“Evil isn’t the real threat to the world. Stupid is just as destructive as Evil, maybe more so, and it’s a hell of a lot more common. What we really need is a crusade against Stupid. That might actually make … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 22 April 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Birth: Born 22 April 1873 – Ellen Glasgow, an American novelist. Some quotes from the work of Ellen Glasgow: “Human nature. I don’t like human nature, but I do like human beings.” … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 22 April 2018

“In politics, stupidity is not a handicap.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte.

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Notes from The Emerald City – 22 April 2018

FAQ: “The Emerald City” is a lovely name. Does Seattle live up to its billing? Is it a colorful city? Alas, it is not always emerald-like. Thanks to the soggy climate, by the end of winter Seattle is the color … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 21 April 2018

Musings in Spring: Henry Thomas Buckle “Great minds discuss ideas. Average minds discuss events. Small minds discuss people.” Art for Spring – Part I of III: Francisco Zuniga (Costa Rican, 1912-1998) Below – “Campesinos”; “Mujeres Caminando II”; “White Rebozo” Remembering … Continue reading

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

“We need not stride resolutely towards catastrophe, merely because those are the marching orders.” ― Noam Chomsky.

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Notes from The Emerald City – 21 April 2018

FAQ: Are there any cults in Seattle? There is one major cult in The Emerald City, and it is huge and extremely aggressive. Its bizarre rituals include worshipping birds, screaming at members of rival cults, and obsessing over the number 12.

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Sentient in Seattle – 20 April 2018

Remembering an Actor and Activist on the Date of His Birth: Born 20 April 1937 – George Takei, an American actor, director, author, and activist. Some quotes from the work of George Takei: “If you have to make laws to … Continue reading

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

“I am emboldened, not cowed, by the words and actions of Trump and his circle. I believe many others are as well. Together we will stand in opposition. I’m not going anywhere, and I won’t be silenced.The only thing worse … Continue reading

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Notes from The Emerald City – 20 April 2018

FAQ: Does the near-constant rainfall in Seattle have any effect on the physical constitution of its inhabitants? It has one minor consequence that, thanks to adaptive evolution, affects every third-generation person born in the city (see below).

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