Why the title? & A History

According to Wikipedia, "commonplace books were a way to compile knowledge... 'commonplace' is a translation of the Latin term locus communis (from Greek tópos koinós,) which means "a theme or argument of general application" such as a statement of proverbial wisdom. In this original sense, commonplace books were collections of such sayings... Scholars have expanded this usage to include any manuscript that collects material along a common theme by an individual.
"Such books were essentially scrapbooks filled with items of every kind: medical recipes, quotes, letters, poems, tables of weights and measures, proverbs, prayers, legal formulas. Commonplaces were used by readers, writers, students, and humanists as an aid for remembering useful concepts or facts they had learned. Each commonplace book was unique to its creator's particular interests."

This blog was started as a semester-long assignment in a rhetorical writing class that I took in 2011: each student was asked to keep a commonplace book, whether in some physical form or in blog form. Since I had always wanted an excuse to start a blog, I jumped at the opportunity - and "A Commonplace Christian" was born. Since our professor was the awesome active/involved kind  that actually looked at our respective books periodically through the semester, I contributed to mine - whether it was class assignments or stuff I found myself - fairly regularly. And even after the semester ended, the momentum continued for a while and I stayed fairly active. Now, as is the unfortunate problem with many of my projects, I struggle to find the motivation to continue blogging and to find material which might be of interest to my little group of readers. I appreciate and wisdom, encouragement, and patience from you all as I again attempt to jump-start my blogging journey. Cheers!

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