Field Notebook: The Voice


 I am simultaneously astonished and mortified at the variety of ways the English language can be perceived.  A simple sentence read in a different rhythm can produce a curious observation or nihilistic sarcasm.  I sometimes worry that my writing style fumbles over this sty - instead of a voice: thoughtful, inquisitive, and accidentally ironic, I do fear my long rants and snarky positions may project a harsh critical spirit.   The reader who chooses the latter is sorrowfully wrong and missing out on a few good chuckles ;) Read like you would a professor who you're never quite sure is serious.  Someone else I admire: Bill Bryson.  He's hilarious. Read a book. 
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