I’ve received a tremendous amount of questions so far, so thank you to everyone who has submitted! I’m going to try to answer a few questions a week, especially in the cases where questions which don’t require a terribly lengthy answer. If your question isn’t answered this week, don’t fret, I’ve got it saved away to answer in the coming weeks!
Before I launch into answering this week’s questions, I want to reiterate how important it is to me for this to be a collaborative project. I don’t just want to answer your questions, ideally I want to answer them in a way that makes sense to you!
I know, this seems like it should go without saying (how many times have you wished your doctor could clearly communicate a problem and solution?), but to me this means you The Readers holding me accountable when I’m unclear, boring, simplistic, lengthy, or anything else that makes this column tedious and not educating and entertaining.
So, please feel free to let me know if I could communicate my answers better–actually, I encourage you to let me know! Just leave a comment in this post (or any future post) and I’ll take it into consideration for all future posts. This includes ideas about how to communicate beyond writing, by the way–I would like to start doing these columns in a few different formats, and if there is a format you’d like to see, please let me know!
Now, into this weeks questions!