Tag Archives: Reality

Bloggers, in Three Dimensions

Most blogging encounters occur out in cyberspace. The meetings of the minds — and  photographs and texts —  take place in the two dimensions of Flatland. But every once in a while, kind of like a pop-up,  an actual meeting … Continue reading

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What is REAL?

“We don’t see things as they are, we see them as we are.” Anais Nin, who said this, was born Angela Anaïs Juana Antolina Rosa Edelmira Nin y Culmell, of French-Cuban ancestry. It’s apparent just from her naming that she would have a … Continue reading

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No “There” There?

Coming up dry for ideas, I had invited three improv challenges from blog viewers and received them in short order. My first two responses were On NOT Borrowing Trouble and Taking the Plunge. (As always, readers’ comments go beyond my posts … Continue reading

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This is Not a Pipe —

One of the most famous images from the Dada period of art and literature comes from the brush of the Belgian painter René Magritte: As you see, it’s a painting of a pipe, with the words written on it, Ceci … Continue reading

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Real Or — Something Else?

“Nothing ever becomes real till it is experienced — even a proverb is no proverb to you until your life has illustrated it.” John Keats What exactly does Keats mean by this? Or perhaps, in what sense does he mean … Continue reading

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