Blogs

Kill The Ego - Photorealism

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I use photorealism to kill the ego. Having enjoyed meditation and intensive esoteric training for upwards of 45 years, it is important to me that identity, sentimentality and awkward notions of permanance be avoided. This is really difficult and the ultimate irony that to strive for such a thing could be said to spring from ego. Well, I'll take that criticism and forge ahead anyway. Here's a bit on photorealism.

Photorealism and related resources.

Blogging Is Not Writing And That's Great

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The brouhaha between 'good' writing and blogging is really an inability to recognize that blogging is to writing as small talk is to discourse. Without chit chat, important contextual info is missing from a 'real' conversation. Blogs and tweets fill this contextual gap. It's 'natural' from a linguistic point of view. Blogs & tweets (bleats?) help inform and cultivate a richer relationship between speaker & listener.

The following is from wikipedia on an emerging 'discourse community', developed by linguist Johnathan Swales: