Book Review: Autumn by Ali Smith

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] We are living in a culture that insists on...

Think in the morning. Act in the noon. Eat in the evening. Sleep in the night.

- William Blake

Oaxacan Wood Carvings: Folk Art or Fine Art?

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information] If you've read our past blogs you may be aware that Think in the Morning has long been fascinated by Oaxacan Wood Carvings also known  as Alebrijes (although this name originated with the papier-mâché animals created...

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Name Dropping

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Reminiscence and anecdote, as they tell of one's meetings with the great or the prominent, are an established form of self-enhancement. They make known that one was there. This is not my purpose; my aim is to inform...

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The Bartender

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information] Think in the Morning has a number of posts on the Sea Gull Cellar Bar, a Mendocino watering hole that existed in the 70s and 80s.  We’ve already told several of our stories from those times. A bartender is part...

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What Does It Mean To Be An American?

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information] “We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit of...

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It’s The Inequality Stupid

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information]Think in the Morning does not pretend to have any special incite into the economy or the financial markets.  It is true that we studied both, worked in academic and private related fields, and that we strive to stay...

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Lost Letters Found (To The Seagull After The Fire)

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information] One reason Think in the Morning exists is to catalogue our memories and the memories of others about the Sea Gull Restaurant and Cellar Bar of Mendocino.  This is a very personal endeavor as the Sea Gull played such an...

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Different Times

[Click on BLUE links for sources and information} Think in the Morning ran into Peter Lit at the Albion dump over the weekend and he told me this story.  I don't think he would mind if I repeat it.  Just a memory from years ago when we were in the bar business in...

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Where Are The Christians?

 Proverbs 6:19These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:  A proud look, a lying tongue, and hands that shed innocent blood,  An heart that deviseth wicked imaginations, feet that be swift in running to mischief,  A false...

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Poem by Think in The Morning: There Ain’t Any Tree

 There Ain’t Any Tree There ain’t any treeGreen with leavesOr hung with blossomsThat remembers the snow as it fell Upon my father’s faceOr the grass outside the hospitalWhere my sister and brother died.That grass, so full of itself. That grassWaving in the...

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Creativity: Who What When Where Why How

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d9pftOJW0uk Do original thoughts exist?  Who has them?  What are they?  Where do we get ideas?  When do we get them and how?  Are we ourselves just an idea?  These questions may seem to...

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When to Compromise

 [Click on BLUE links for sources and information] … le mieux est l'ennemi du bien   Voltaire(… the best is the enemy of the good) “I started to be a photographer when I was 17 years old, before completing my education.” Whatever the precise date of her declaration,...

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