100 Word Wednesday: “Why Not With?”

100 Word Wednesday: Week 140

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Its Time again for the next installment of a weekly post 100 Word Wednesday. It’s a writing prompt meme by

100 Word Wednesday: Week 140

which invites others to share in the joys and creativity of micro fiction. Visit her blog for a full explaination of how to participate:

My entry for the week:

My dad used to say ‘sometimes you just have to say…’. Well, no. He didn’t actually say that, but he should have. He’d have said ‘Take a chance. Something’s going to happen with or without you. Why not With?’.

That’s what I thought of the day I saw your mom from across our local pool as I skimmed the leaves off of the surface. She wore a red two piece. I wore deck shoes and a maintenance hat. I took a chance.

Now it’s your turn, son. Let’s go find that preacher and get you married.
(98 words)


Now it’s your turn.


Twittering Tales #153: What Now?

This Week’s Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019 – Photo Prompt


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This the Fourth Installment of my Twittering Tales participation for a weekly event from a fellow blogger at

Twittering Tales #153 – 10 September 2019

She does a 280 character challenge weekly where she posts a prompt pic and encourages creativity. I let her explain.

“About the challenge: Each Tuesday I will provide a photo prompt. Your mission, if you choose to accept the challenge, is to tell a story in 280 characters or less. When you write your tale, be sure to let me know in the comments with a link to your tale.”

Please do let her know and if you could also drop a line here too for us to follow, that would be fantastic. As for my entry… Here goes.


What the hell? It’s supposed to be night time, but someone out there is bound to bring daylight thru my window artificially at 230am. I have a busy day ahead. I need my sleep for what will be my last day single. Hell, may as well get up now. “Turn those g-damned headlights off!!”
-280 characters

***Now it’s your turn. -mike


New study: As Christianity declines, so do stable relationships and marriage

Since my comments keep disappearing at the original blog, I will reblog with my comments intact.
I’m curious what the current divorce rate is in the church vs among non believers?
I did find an article. Not sure when it’s from but I think it’s worth consideration. https://www.religioustolerance.org/chr_dira.htm


Man and woman working on a computer upgrade Man and woman working on a computer upgrade together

Mark Regnerus is a sociologist at the University of Texas, Austin. He publishes a lot of his books with Oxford University Press. So, his research methods are generally seen as reliable. I noticed that he had done a survey of views on religion, sexuality and marriage in 2018, and he published a popular level article about it earlier this week. I think it’s worth taking a look at his findings.

He writes:

Let me offer a word about the survey. I call it the American Political and Social Behavior survey, which interviewed 5,285 Americans in November 2018, just days after the midterm election. The data collection was conducted by Ipsos… a research firm with a very strong record of generating high-quality data for academic projects.

Here are his findings:

Views of unreligious, Catholic and evangelical Americans Views of unreligious, Catholic and evangelical Americans (click to expand)

This is…

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