That’s what I remembered, you LOSING that job, which confused me the whole way through. But then, I’m confused most of the time anyway, so it didn’t bother me much.

And confusing is why I came here early anyway. By early I mean before the other two thousand readers and responders. I wanted to get your non-librarian advice about something. I’ve been running into an “editor” problem (actually, now, two, as of a few moments ago).

Does this look correct to you?

have that talk,…you

Because it doesn’t to me, and it comes from a AAA writer. So I’m assuming it is a typo.

Much more to the point...

I’ve been seeing THIS way too often:

(and as if that were the case), so if you ever...

I was taught that a parenthetical CREATES a pause and, therefore, does not require a comma afterwards even at the end of a clause where one might be expected. But I am seeing this over and over, not only in Medium but in The New York Times, Harper’s, etc. Am I wrong?

Thanks for your time and wisdom, oh gracious one, before the onslaught.

And, BTW, that Barbie STILL looks like you.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.

Possessor of Paul Newman eyes. Author of many things straightforward and strange. Some of them appear here. “Women zai shuo ba” as the Mandarin say. Born 2016.