And an unlikely upstart

Illustration by the author

I’m handed a houseplant and put it on my kitchen counter. Each of the stalks is the same translucent light-green, winding in different directions. The heat makes them listless.

A few days later, a plucky sprout with one wrinkly, damp-looking leaf twists its way up, standing out among the leaves…

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Aug 8

Telegram from 1932. Image source.

Do people actually like one-sentence paragraphs? I just read a pdf guide where every sentence was its own paragraph, and the experience was excruciating.

I’m used to paragraphs being a cluster of sentences about the same mini-idea. If there are, effectively, 20 paragraphs on one page, I assume there are…

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Deepti Kannapan

Deepti Kannapan

Painter, occasional cartoonist, aerospace engineer. Writes about sustainable technology, creativity, and journaling.