A Punctuation Predicament. . .
Earlier this month, I read a post by Leanne Smith. I admit it caused some discomfort. It wasn’t anything to do with Leanne’s thoughts or the way she skillfully expressed them. However, the bigger subject had me digging deeper into the peculiarities of our language.
While she discussed a particular part of grammar in her post, my pondering about the painful pangs of punctuation reoccurred.
The phrase putting pen to paper comes to mind even though any form of penmanship is not involved in my writing. It's far more likely that my pudgy fingers push letters on the keyboard as I type. While I understand the importance of proper communication skills, I fail often.
Those thoughts returned as I read Leanne's post. Coincidentally, I had just listened to a radio interview about a recently released documentary: Turn Every Page: The Adventures of Robert Caro and Robert Gottlieb.
The documentary is about a business relationship. From the viewpoint of an author. And an editor. I saw it on Wednesday. Effective communication plays a role in it - of course. But it's about so much more. Differences of opinion are calmly (relatively) discussed. With intelligence too. And there is also some humor (subtly). Is it for everyone? Come on, you know that answer before I ask it.
I enjoyed it for all sorts of reasons. Life continues to be a lesson. It is experienced in everyday living. I read about it too. On occasion, I overhear examples. I guess some might say it happens somewhat serendipitously. It is certainly a combination of many paths along this journey.
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Anna Banana Kruchten Phoenix Broker - as I have transitioned away from real estate-centric posts, I tend to think of this blogging effort as a journal of sorts.
It's interesting to see that timeline where the occasional diversion of the past has taken on a larger more dominant role. Let's see what's next - maybe someone knows, I am not sure. Thank you for your comment.