Monday, May 15, 2017

Pudding, facts and . . .

. . . Reality

“Reality is more slippery than a pocketful of pudding. . . . [F]acts, even a lot of facts, do not constitute reality. Reality is what forms after we filter, arrange, and prioritize those facts and marinate them in our values and traditions. Reality is personal.”
—Brooke Gladstone, radio host and author of The Trouble with Reality: A Rumination on Moral Panic in Our Time, 2017

Editorial Comment: Reality is giving me a headache.

PeezPix by Ted Pease

In the Bushes

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