Jennifer, interesting *topic* but with all due respect, I must question your seeming *passion* for asterisks! Are they meant to add *emphasis* like italics? Maybe they are more *akin* to quotes and refer to comments in other posts?
Reading your previous post, I felt a certain choppiness *that* interfered with the flow of *the* words, but this may well have been my *own* fault. I would enjoy it if you'd *call* me and read your post aloud, *asterisks* and all, so that I may fully grok and enjoy the symbol as *you* intended it to be *interpreted*. My phone number *is* 818-843-1260.
In *return*, I could send you some *sparklers* for next years Burning Man, *if* you like.
...The Key Man