Saturday, March 28, 2020

I can't believe it's not a run-on sentence 8 - 3.28 #sol20 Story Challenge

"O brave new world / That has such people in't," proclaims Miranda in the fifth and final act of Wiliiam Shakespeare's The Tempest, a thought I find myself echoing in a corner of my own brain as I sit in front of a laptop, enjoying this digital Hangout version of a Friday Afternoon Club more than I thought I would -- our socially distanced group of 14 colleagues sipping BYOB drinks and catching up on our unprecedented weeks, all while some fold laundry or unpack from a recent move or prep dinner or tend to their beloved pets, chores that would no doubt be frowned on or deemed downright off limits at local watering holes; plus here in the strange isolated comfort of our abodes, connected to and through our devices, we can actually hear everyone talk.


  1. Funny - we have been doing this each weekend. A way to connect with a wide variety of friends and family. Yes, I found it more fun than I thought as well.

  2. Nice that our zooming can be put to a social use.

  3. I've gone back and re-read several of your not a run on posts, and I have to say that I am both impressed and inclined to use some of them as mentors even though I realize that, in most cases, encouraging my students to write extremely long sentences with complex punctuation is an act of folly.