Will write a journal in a few days, if anyone cares.
But answer me this: What could contribute to your thinking otherwise?
Yeah, I know... that intro to my response (immediately above) is a tad awkward, but in my near-daily reading of a prolific (shall we say, excessively so?) SF author (no need to guess; it's David Weber), I'm continually coming across an odd (at least, for me) expression of his that I don't think I've encountered from any other author: "He looked a question."
Or... am I needing to read more from better authors?
Of course... I understand the statement; but expressing it like this seems, maybe, just a bit idiosyncratic. You think?
btw: I ask this only because it seems that you do write quite well. :)