“The worst thing to ever happen to me was when my writing device became a shopping mall, television movie theater, magazine stand and mailbox.”

Alexander Chee, “New World, Again

The quote is actually from one of Alex’s comments below the story, but I think it sums up my ambivalence about this modern convenience that I’m using right now to share, not my own thoughts, but the thoughts of someone who in this case saved me the trouble of putting those thoughts into my own words.

If this were a piece of paper, I’d circle the above paragraph and write, “Run-on sentence, consider revising.”