Thursday, March 15, 2012

Clouds to the east after rain mixed with snow

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"Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn't go away."
- Philip K. Dick

Thanks to Whiskey River for this quote for my post today.

Thanks to Wikipedia for this:

"There are no heroes in Dick's books," Ursula K. Le Guin wrote, "but there are heroics. One is reminded of Dickens: what counts is the honesty, constancy, kindness and patience of ordinary people."

The every-other-day-on-the-internet experiment is working out well. The effect so far is that I am spending half as much time on the internet and savoring the time off as well as the time on.


Goat said...

Well done with the experiment! I've read a few Dick novels, and the favourites were a couple of his realist ones: 'The Man Whose Teeth Were All Exactly Alike' (I think) and another whose name eludes me at the moment. A fascinating guy!

am said...

Most memorable for me was The Stigmata of Palmer Eldritch. I read it in the early 1980s. What I remember is that it was like the dreams I have sometimes where I have several layers of dreams within dreams. I think I am awake and then realize with each mistaken awakening that I am still dreaming. I don't know if I would read his books again, but they made a deep impression on me then. A virtuoso writer.