I often receive thoughtful emails from you about these blogs. I consider your questions carefully. The first time you asked, “Why do you use dashes when you write?” it aroused my curiosity. A more recent email asked the question this way and it stopped me in my tracks: “Do you use dashes the way Emily Dickinson uses them in her poems?” I apologize for the silly grin on my face, but considering my use of dashes in the same sentence with Dickinson’s use makes me giggle.

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