Excuse the wordiness

Even if it’s only of emails, we’re all—more or less reluctantly—writers. So I’m sure you know how much editing it takes to make a piece of writing as short and concise as it should be.

It’s a notion so popular that the quote “If I had more time, I would have written a shorter letter.” is attributed to a dozen different sources.

I already write to you every day; I want us to make the best of our time together while not taking more of it than necessary. That’s why these posts are short. For example, most of last week’s posts happened to be particularly short, and my die-hard fans seem to have enjoyed them nonetheless (hi Evy, hi Tom!), so I’d call that a win.

However, the road to hell is paved with good intentions, and I risk getting a little hermetic and come through as lazy at times if I involuntarily leave to you too much of the intellectual legwork to “get it.” So I hope you’ll trust my good intentions when that happens, let me know maybe. I just enabled comments here on the blog, just in case.

I hope you will excuse my wordiness. I have to wrap up now. If I had more time, I would have made this shorter.