No Second Chances

“Do you want to play pool? Just you and me.” “Sure”, replied Luca, trying to play it cool. Two of her siblings usually tag along when we play, but not today. I wanted to listen to Luca tell me about orchestra and history and student council without distractions. Of course there’s no guarantee she’ll share any details with me because she’s 13 … [Read more...]

May the Search Set You Free

Our garage door was acting up today. I know very little about them, but I know how to Google for answers. This lead me to a YouTube video of a man discussing a few popular problems, including how to recalibrate the door sensors. I followed his instructions, and had the door working within 10 minutes. When I blew a main fuse on our Honda Odyssey, a Google search took me to forum where a Honda … [Read more...]

How to Free Up Space on Your iPhone

If you own an iPhone you might have noticed that your Other category is taking up more storage than before. I haven’t been able to find a definitive answer, although it seems like the Other category grows as you upgrade from one model of iPhone to another. My spouse and I own 16 GB iPhone 5s, and we’ve recently been looking to free up more space to store music. Normally, I’d remove apps to free … [Read more...]

Clarity of Faith

There's been a video going around on Facebook recently that shows some beagles being released outside to run around a grassy yard. The dogs had been used for animal testing since birth, and had spent their lives in cages. Their joy was unmistakable as they ran around the yard, stopping only briefly to share their excitement with a fellow dog pals. I can relate to those beagles and the freedoms … [Read more...]

Top 5 Myths and Truths about Why Committed Mormons Leave the Church

I enjoyed John Dehlin's balanced presentation in tackling a difficult subject of why Mormons leave their church. … [Read more...]

Working Through Beliefs Together

I enjoyed this article written by a women coming to terms with her husband’s change in beliefs. But I wanted to understand him. This was Sean, the man who stood by me during years of clinical depression. The man who pretended to be a dinosaur while he chased our shrieking sons around the room. He wasn’t some heathen. I couldn’t believe that. I wouldn’t believe it. He’d always been a skeptic, … [Read more...]

Everything Else Is Secondary

Your time is limited, so don't waste it living someone else's life. Don't be trapped by dogma - which is living with the results of other people's thinking. Don't let the noise of other's opinions drown out your own inner voice. And most important, have the courage to follow your heart and intuition. They somehow already know what you truly want to become. Everything else is secondary. … [Read more...]

The High Road

You will be misunderstood. Your point will be lost. The other person will not be ready to hear what you have to say. Never assume a full understanding. You'll be disappointed. Do prepare for the backlash. Don't take it personally. Don't lash out in anger. Do take a break. Go for a walk. Listen to music. And when you're ready, take the high road. I've never … [Read more...]