I had to do a presentation at a staff meeting yesterday about the semicolon. Yes, we discuss grammar and punctuation at work. To be honest, I enjoy it. I was the kid in elementary school who went home and eagerly asked my dad to write really complicated sentences so I could diagram them. That was a good time!
If your response to the thought of a semicolon is angst or disquiet, herewith, the guide I created to help you use them with confidence. Punctuate responsibly.
Lately I've been making zines. For a limited time, you can see my first zine on exhibit at the Irvine Fine Arts Center. Read more.