The audiobook version of John Hodgman’s The Areas of My Expertise, read by the author himself, is delightful, insomuch as what is on 1 hour 27 minutes into it. The writing is absurd and charming, and it has begun to change my mind about what I am doing in this space.

Discretion needs to rule here, as you saw from my 24-hour rescission about my ruinous romances (though “‘Slake myself’ is hardly a battle cry for springtime in New York” is just gold). I shall find more extrinsic topics, or just delve into sheer fiction.

My writing needs to improve. My stalwart readers, your tolerance for my current style, which I can only describe as “Immigrant With A Thesaurus”, is admirable, but shant be tested much longer. Sarcasm, wit’s lazy cousin, is no longer an operative form of humor around here.

We shall see.

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prolepsis – n. anticipation; the anticipation and answering of possible objects in rhetorical speech; representation of a thing as existing before it actually does or did so.

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