John E. Branch Jr. learned how to mix tequila and champagne from playwright Beth Henley, had breakfast with Charlton Heston, worked briefly for John F. Kennedy Jr.’s George magazine, and has appeared on TV. (Gore Vidal once said you should never pass up a chance to have sex or appear on TV; who am I to disagree?) More seriously, he has worked in journalism, theater, film, the computer industry, and television. He currently lives in New York City, where he devotes his spare time to working as a freelance comma cop for Vanity Fair magazine. Since late 2014, his writing, including pieces not posted here, has appeared on Je Suis, Ergo Sum, his WordPress blog. His earlier writing can be found in a section of the Don’t Miss It blog.