Prado on Commercial Drive serves perfectly tart espressos. Problem is there is rarely parking. Last week, while driving by, I saw a spot. Because I was early, I took it.
While getting out of the car I saw in the window of the bookstore across the street a book I had not seen in years: Strunk and White’s The Elements of Style. I purchased the book ($4.95) and flipped through it over coffee, reacquainting myself not only with its laws but its many fine examples.
The first “Rule of Usage” is “the possessive singular of nouns”:
and my favorite:
“the witch’s malice”
The next is "exceptions," such as “ancient proper names,” like Jesus, written Jesus’.
So property first, religion second.
In God We Trust.