Week two is half over and I have to say, they use way to many commas here. It is kind of like a comma addiction. They are randomly plunked down in sentences on a whim and used somewhat erradically. Half the time there is a comma before and in a list and half the time there isn’t. The words but, was and where all seem to necessitate a comma as does the words said and but. The rule of thumb here seems to be no sentence is complete without a minimum of three commas.

John, I know I am suppose to read books about or by journalists but I think my first order of reading will be “Eats, shoots and leaves” that is on my book shelf. I’m sure this book will be able to shed some light on commas and clarify their uses because somewhere along the way, my three uses rule seem to no longer apply.