March 20, 2018
One of the challenges to a twice-weekly column is that my editor, the long-suffering Dan, has ordered me to limit my missives to no more than 750 words. (Dan: yes, that is correct) I tend to be a bit more, shall we say, long winded? For some reason, Dan the editor has declined my essays when they approach book length (Dan: also correct) Happily, since these words are not substantive, they don’t count toward my word count for this essay. (Dan: yes, they do).