It’s actually hilarious that my first attempt at this post appeared in the email without any paragraphs! For some reason the email engine strips out blank lines. OK, I’ll use indenting instead.
The prefix “Para” suggests a lesser division of the meaning of the root word. A Paratrooper, is a lesser part of “troopers” as a whole, but logically subdivides the whole into an important sub-group. A Paralegal is a lesser part of the whole “legal” description, but performs a recognizable subset of the duties of a lawyer.
A Paragraph is a subdivision in text which separates a larger text into more understandable, and easier to read segments.
My dear friends, please don’t take this personally, but when you have a longer comment, please consider breaking it up into paragraphs. It will make it easier to read, and easier for you to make your point.
My trifocals sometimes can’t follow the lines in big blocks of text, and I find myself rereading the same sentence several times. I read each comment carefully, and you would help me by using paragraphs to separate your ideas.
You know I love you just the way you are.