September 24 is National Punctuation Day, and in honor of this jubilant festival, here is your invitation to compose a three-sentence (max) paragraph about which punctuation mark should be elected President. You must include all 13 punctuation marks:
brackets [ ]
exclamation point !
parentheses ( )
question mark ?
quotation mark ” ”
You may use punctuation marks more than once, and there is no word limit, only a sentence limit (3). Deadline is Sept. 30. Email your entries to Jeff Rubin at:
As you may recall, I won a prize last year for my entry. Here is my entry for this year’s contest:
Which of the  punctuation marks should be President, you ask? I’m pretty sure – though not positive – that the question mark would be a poor leader; after all, a former U.S. President said: “Ask not what your country can do for you….” The exclamation point (sometimes called the bang) is a stand-up guy with strong opinions, so that’s my choice!
Profound Quote of the Day:
“As to the presidency, the two happiest days of my life were those of my entrance upon the office and my surrender of it.”
Martin Van Buren, 8th President of the U.S., 1782-1862