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Posted: 1st April 2013

Just the Facts, Folks

Mark Twain's Titian's Moses.
The picture at the left represents an historic event: a Post collaboration with the great Mark Twain, who in turn was collaborating with some dead painters. Apparently, everybody's got a tardis, and nobody's asking permission. See, Mr Twain was being satirical about Art, and we do that all the time, so we thought we'd put our pixels together for a change. You can read more about it on the page.

If you don't like that sort of thing, move on. There's LOTS more to see in this issue, from genuine art – Willem's wildlife is back in all its glory – to serious reflections on the nature of life, the universe, and everything. Galaxy Babe's back with all the stargazing news, benjaminpmoore's back with caregiving advice, and Awix has been to the cinema again, so you don't have to go unless you want to.

A colleague here at the Post was recently bemoaning what he feared was a growing trend: the lack of spontaneity. I agree – spontaneity is a precious commodity, and should be encouraged. Please keep in mind that there is no 'must' in the suggestions we make – and we make quite a few. Sure, we've got a brand-new Create challenge for April: make like Chaucer's Pilgrims and talk about your travels. You can do that any way you like. Write a poem, a story, an essay, a Guide Entry. Or pick your own topic.

I natter on in the 'Writing Right' column about this and that. It's not a rule book – who am I to make up rules? Nobody, that's who. It's just to get the discussion going. Hardly anybody ever agrees with me, anyway, so I figure I haven't done that much damage to your writing psyches.

The March Create challenge was a major success, in our humble opinion. Peer Review is chockfull of fascinating entries for you to read and comment on. Don't like what's there? Have a spontaneous moment of your own, and write about something different.

Just don't spontaneously combust. And avoid 2legs: he won't stop talking about cheese.



Dmitri Gheorgheni

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