Per usual, once these mass undertakings are complete, I'm left to wonder why I cannot simply leave well enough alone.
The rub of my schizophrenic indecision on our blog layout, I think, is that my obsession with perfectionism trumps my pragmatic will to let a layout go, and focus on quality content. The end result is that the lay of the land around here changes every one to two weeks.
For now, however, I'm resolved to let it go. I'll be the first to admit that this layout is far from perfect. Were it left to your truly, I would almost certainly opt out of the clamshells at the bottom of the page. But having neither the tools, nor the creative talent to excise them from the template, the clamshells remain.
In some ways, the clamshells are emblematic of our entire experiment here at Pax Plena. The clamshells are random and kind of campy - not unlike our blog. The message they send is almost a subliminal, 'You-know-this-isn't-a-'real'-blog-since-there-are-clamshells-at-the-bottom-of-our-page' kind of clarion.
In a weird way, it's almost as if the shells are there just to remind us that we can't take ourselves too seriously. And for anyone who has ever read a post around here, you know that we don't.
So friends, enjoy the clamshells, and the fruits of my weekend obsession while you can. They'll probably be gone by the end of the week.
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