[Media Meandry] Pedantic Word Choices

“The quote may be heard, but dialogue is overheard.[1]” Sentences like that, from Writing Tools by Roy Peter Clark, offends me. The surrounding text clarifies its meaning, but to rely on such specific word choice to convey a specific lesson is the reason why I may never formally educate myself through a writing program. With media like this, I’ll skip through these offensive sections, learn what I can, then move onto the next media meandry.

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[Downsizing Zeal] Decline In-Flight Movies

If distraction causes clutter, then instead of taking the convenient option of being distracted, take that time to sit with your thoughts. “Do you want to watch anything?[1]” “No, thanks.[2]” I reclined in the dentists’s chair, jaw forced agape, and throughout the hour with eyes closed under sunglasses, I thought about life. If I had, instead, tried to concentrate on some movie through the drilling, anesthesia, mild sickness, and fatigue, what would I have gained?

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[Sober Living] Journey of Headaches

It seems like there’s a monkey behind my right eye that prevents me from enjoyment. It’s hard for me to focus. I can’t write too well. Writing doesn’t flow naturally for me in these sorts of headaches. I would have been able to form an elegant bead of thoughts together into a nice necklace of a sentence, but instead, I am just left thinking about the cause of this headache. Stress, allergies, or general ennui?

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