A Tool for Unzipping Both the Paradigmatic and Syntagmatic Meaning at portfoliolongo.com

I’m bookmarking this tool for my own benefit so that I can whip it out before I click on Publish from now on.

Yesterday’s post, i.e., the previous post, two guys looking through a telescope, more precisely, my commentary on that illustration, elicited a couple of useful comments that have served and will continue to serve as an important reminder for me to scrutinize how I write about what I draw much more carefully. The drawing said one thing; unfortunately, my commentary said something else; evidently, it said the complete opposite. And why? Because I hadn’t unzipped for myself either the paradigmatic or syntagmatic significance of what I meant to say, and instead I simply and quickly wrote something that I thought was funny. Not so.

I did go back revise the title of the post by inserting a reference to optical delusion. Too little, too late.

I’ll keep this heuristic tool, i.e., the quadrazipper, handy.

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Creationism Vs Evolution Debate: An Optical Illusion or Delusion?

We try not to take sides here at portfoliolongo.com because there are so many sides to take. It’s complicated. We have discovered that once in a while two or more sides can be taken at the same time either because of the structure of the inquiry, or because it’s just funny, or both.

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Working with Wood While I Wait

While I was waiting for a call back from Apple Support on a GarageBand issue, which involved my laptop being out of commission and in the safe mode, a topic for a forthcoming illustration I can imagine, I had time to doodle. I’d like to thank my model for being so patient.

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Gabriel García Márquez (on Poverty)

6 March 1927 – 17 April 2014

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How lucky I was to read Cien Años de Soledad in Spanish under the direction of Professor Antonio Serna at Ohio University in 1980! When I learned of his passing, I had to refresh my memory and update my understanding of Gabriel García Márquez. I hadn’t ever seen this quote on poverty.

 

Another Look at 17th Street Public House in Merced, CA

Yesterday afternoon I rode my bike down to the 17th Street Public House and had two beers, a Payback Porter by Speakeasy Ales & Lagers and a Belgian Style Double IPA Homework Series Batch No. 2. from Ballast Point (I think, at least that’s what the sticky note said). Delicious and potent both!

On the way out I took an iPhone photo of the exterior and rendered this rough drawing in Paper 53 from it earlier today in two sittings.

[Note: Due to technical difficulties, I’ve deleted and reposted this. Sorry for any inconvenience or confusion.]

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