You know you live in a house with four females when there is at least one and often two laundry loads of just pink clothes every week. And woe to any white raiment that should accidentally fall into their company in the washer.
- On commas:
- My writing style is highly parenthetical. I use commas, dashes, parentheses, brackets and semicolons - a lot (often in the same sentence; it's weird but my mind actually thinks that way while I am writing). I am trying to wean myself off of most literary convolutions in an attempt at gaining clarity and discipline. To that end while I like the following quote I personally would have removed the comma. :o)
The older I grow, the less important the comma becomes. Let the reader catch his own breath.
Elizabeth Clarkson Zwart
Churches can jump the shark, too. What makes us think that a church can last for 50 years? 100 years? 200? Sure, some do. But is that normal? In a society where something as simple as a TV show can't last for more than 5-7 years (at most) without sucking what makes us think we can create an institution that will last without tuning and even complete revamping periodically? Demographics shift. Here in the Midwest even towns die, let alone churches. While the decline of self-identifying Christians is worrisome it doesn't mean that every church closing its doors is a problem.
[I need to flesh this one out some more but it's been on my "to post" list for a while so I am throwing it out for conversation's sake. Have at it.]