Thanks for the shout-out, Susan! Agreed, language in general affords us multiple ways to express ourselves, hence when grappling with a thorny sentence, re-wording is often the more elegant solution rather than throwing more punctuation at the problem .

I do use the Oxford comma, selectively, when the complexity of the phrasing demands it, as in:

Today’s breakfast choices are: ham and eggs, kidney and beans, or porridge with pickled vegetables.

Red, White and Blue

Larry, Curly and Moe

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