An ode to footnotes.

As many of you know, I love footnotes.  For those of you who don’t know: I LOVE FOOTNOTES!!!!  I think they’re wonderful and informative and–if used as they are by Simon Winchester, one of my favorite authors–hilariously distracting.  There is no such thing as a bad rabbit trail, so long as it is contained in the footnotes.

I think the lawyer who wrote the above article understands me.