Other than that, the Soviet Union fell apart... that was a shock, especially when countries started changing their names willy-nippy.
This is the big one. As a little kid, it seemed so permanent, and then suddenly it all changed so quickly later on in school.
- I think whether to use an Oxford comma or not depends a lot on the context of the sentence. Leaving it out "feels" best when the list is short, or the sentence straightforward. The more confusing it is, the more it needs the "space" of the comma to sort the sentence out.
- I've managed to continue to steer clear of Facebook & Twitter, but I recently succumbed to blogging (yeah, yeah, years behind the curve), so who knows.