Monday, February 23, 2015

Believe It

The Power of Fact

“One word of falsity in journalism destroys the whole, but one actual fact in a fiction may make it seem believable.”

—Gabriel Garcia Marquez (1927-2014), Nobel Prize-winning author, cited in “John Hersey, The Art of Fiction No. 92,” The Paris Review, 1986

Editorial Comment: Is that true, or just fiction?

PeezPix by Ted Pease 

Cache Valley Spring

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