The Golden Citations

Opening (inverted) and closing question marks ...
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When I was a youth, the Church encouraged us as members to engage our friends in conversation about the Church using the Golden Questions: Who am I? Where did I come from? and Where am I going to? My father even had a lapel pin for his suit that was in the shape of a question mark, meant to elicit conversations using these questions.

I sometimes wonder if it wouldn’t be good to have some similar system to elicit conversations about Mormon Culture and literature.

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Culture Amid Change

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You know the commercial. One person is walking down the street eating a chocolate bar. Another approaches from the opposite direction eating peatnut butter. They collide. “Hey, you got chocolate in my peanut butter…”

I was just a child when that commercial came out. My understanding is that before these Reeses Peanut Butter Cups commercials came along, the idea of mixing peanut butter and chocolate together seemed odd, if not kind of gross, to most people. It is true that many chocolate bars had nuts in them at the time, and you could certainly buy chocolate covered peanuts. But somehow it took these commercials to change the cultural perception of the mix. Continue reading “Culture Amid Change”