“After all, when you come right down to it, how many people speak the same language even when they speak the same language.” Russell Hoban, the late, American, expatriate writer in England.

It is a fine art, communication. The best novels we read are the subject of numerous edits.

The other day in an excellent documentary about Leonard Cohen’s Hallelujah, I learned he spent seven years writing that fine work. So driven to refine his masterwork, to communicate well.

Sure hope my own writing improves my speech. It sure needs it.