Monthly Archives: June 2018

Sentient in Seattle – 26 June 2018

Musings in Summer: Georgia O’Keeffe “If you take a flower in your hand and really look at it, it’s your world for a moment.” Below – Georgia O’Keeffe: “Austrian Copper Rose IV” Art for Summer – Part I of II: … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 26 June 2018

“The only victories which leave no regret are those which are gained over ignorance.” ― Napoléon Bonaparte.

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Sentient in Seattle – 25 June 2018

Remembering an Influential Thinker on the Date of His Death: Died 25 June 1997 – Jacques-Yves Cousteau, who was, in the words of one writer, “a French naval officer, explorer, conservationist, filmmaker, innovator, scientist, photographer, author and researcher who studied … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 25 June 2018

“Democracy is a pathetic belief in the collective wisdom of individual ignorance. No one in this world, so far as I know—and I have researched the records for years, and employed agents to help me—has ever lost money by underestimating … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 24 June 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Death: Died 24 June 1909 – Sarah Orne Jewett, an American novelist, short story writer, poet, and author of “The Country of the Pointed Firs.” Some quotes from the work of Sarah … Continue reading

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A Lament for American in the Age of Trump – 24 June 2018

“We’ve bought into the idea that education is about training and ‘success’, defined monetarily, rather than learning to think critically and to challenge. We should not forget that the true purpose of education is to make minds, not careers. A … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 23 June 2018

Musings in Summer: Chris Hedges “The split in America, rather than simply economic, is between those who embrace reason, who function in the real world of cause and effect, and those who, numbed by isolation and despair, now seek meaning … Continue reading

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

“A great deal of intelligence can be invested in ignorance when the need for illusion is deep.” – Saul Bellow, Nobel Laureate.

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Sentient in Seattle – 22 June 2018

Musings in Summer: Georgia O’Keeffe “I found I could say things with color and shapes that I couldn’t say any other way – things I had no words for.” Below – Georgia O’Keeffe: “Lake George Reflection” Art for Summer – … Continue reading

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

“Imagine the people who believe such things and who are not ashamed to ignore, totally, all the patient findings of thinking minds through all the centuries since the Bible was written. And it is these ignorant people, the most uneducated, … Continue reading

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