Monthly Archives: July 2018

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

“It is a common sentence that knowledge is power; but who hath duly considered or set forth the power of ignorance? Knowledge slowly builds up what ignorance in an hour pulls down.” ― George Eliot (Mary Ann Evans), an English … Continue reading

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Sentient in Seattle – 26 July 2018

Remembering a Nobel Laureate on the Date of His Birth: Born 26 July 1856 – George Bernard Shaw, an Irish playwright, critic, polemicist, social activist, and recipient of the 1925 Nobel Prize in Literature. Some quotes from the work of … Continue reading

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

“No diet will remove all the fat from your body because the brain is entirely fat. Without a brain, you might look good, but all you could do is run for public office.” – George Bernard Shaw, Nobel Laureate.

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Sentient in Seattle – 25 July 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 25 July 1834 – Samuel Taylor Coleridge, an English poet, philosopher, and critic. “Kubla Khan” by Samuel Taylor Coleridge On a Vision in a Dream. A Fragment In Xanadu did … Continue reading

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Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 25 July 2018

“Pessimists are not boring. Pessimists are right. Pessimists are superfluous.” – Elias Canetti, Nobel Laureate.

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Sentient in Seattle – 24 July 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Birth – Born 24 July 1886 – Jun’ichiro Tanizake, a Japanese novelist. Some quotes from the work of Jun’ichiro Tanizaki: “Find beauty not only in the thing itself but in the pattern … Continue reading

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A Lament for America in the Age of Trump – 24 July 2018

“It is a general rule that when the grain of truth cannot be found, men will swallow great helpings of falsehood.” – Isaac Bashevis Singer, American Nobel Laureate.

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Sentient in Seattle – 23 July 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of Her Death: Died 23 July 2001 – Eudora Welty, an American short story writer, novelist, and recipient of both the National Book Award and Pulitzer Prize. Some quotes from the work of Eudora … Continue reading

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

“Goals incapable of attainment have driven many a man to despair, but despair is easier to get to than that — one need merely look out of the window, for example.” – Donald Barthelme, American writer.

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Sentient in Seattle – 22 July 2018

Remembering a Writer on the Date of His Death: Died 22 July 1967 – Carl Sandburg, an American poet, writer, historian, editor, and three-time recipient of the Pulitzer Prize. Two Poems by Carl Sandburg “Fog” The fog comes on little … Continue reading

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