when you run out of breath, THEN it’s time for, a comma …
Ned Rollo
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I am! This was meant to be tongue in cheek… I found myself punctuating oddly and couldn’t figure out why. Then I realized that I’d been reading a lot of commentary and that my internal cadence had been reset…a very strange feeling! So it wasn’t meant to be comma hating, per se. But my partner came up with the title and it made me giggle.

Have you read “Metamagical Themas”? It’s got a bit about self referentialism. My favorite self-referential sentence is: This sentence is a !!! premature punctuator

Also, I had really bad asthma as a kid and playing the flute pretty well saved my life. Breathe when you must, obviously, but musical phrasing can be so lovely when done well…