I have this blog on my blog roll, and enjoy reading what he has to say. As members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, we know we are a "peculiar people", yet it still surprises me when so many people still have not knowingly run across any of us. I wonder if I am not forthcoming enough about it. I do tend to socialize primarily with people of my faith because I am rather shy, and often don't get to know my neighbors more than in passing. Part of that is because of our peculiarity. I have no desire to go out for a girls' night to drink or whatever.
The one lady in our building who I have chatted with the most knows that we are LDS, and seemed stunned (shocked? - her husband is a chaplain, Protestant I believe) when I first mentioned it. I do know that as a family we need to be more outgoing and be better at getting to know those around us. A former colleague, whose four children have all since joined the church (but not herself), once said to me that "Mormons" seem exclusive and only associate with each other. I don't think it is intentional on anyone's part, certainly not mine, but because The Church is such a significant part of our lives it just happens.