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Searching for That Realist

“Optimism: The doctrine or belief that everything is beautiful, including what is ugly.” ~ Ambrose Bierce, The Devil’s Dictionary (1906) “One of the cafés had that brilliant idea of putting up a slogan: ‘The best protection against infection is a … Continue reading

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The Middle of the Story

From Homer to Hamlet to Faulkner to James Bond movies, stories are best told in medias res – start in the mysterious dramatic hot middle of the story and then use brief flashbacks to make all the action suddenly comprehensible, and … Continue reading

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