Opening Post

I well remember someone saying to me, after my last group email sent earlier this year, “Can’t you write shorter?” To which I thought, “These are New Yorker like pieces (in quantity, if not quality), and aren’t scaled to be little blurbs,” but later which had me thinking, “Maybe it would be good to learn how to write short — for folks who don’t ever get past the jump.” And now, in this age of tweets, the writing is on the wall, or, should I say, the character-limited, spelling-impaired, short-attention-spanned, never-a-serene-extended-period-of-singular-tranquility jottings are in the ether . . .

So welcome to the JFRQ blog. For longer pieces, I will continue to use But in here, it’ll be short.


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