Homemade Bread

If you drive down Canyon View Drive in Santa Clara UT on a Saturday afternoon you might find Nathan and Logan selling bread on the corner across from the elementary school. I’ve purchased a few loaves of bread since moving to Santa Clara last year, but today I decided to stop and chat with the bakers for a few minutes before purchasing three loaves of delicious wheat bread. Here’s what I … [Read more...]

Confessing Loss of Faith to Parents

Touching story (To Russia with Love) from Elna Baker who traveled to Siberia to tell her parents she has left Mormonism. 'In the end, you just hope you let go of the right things." … [Read more...]

This Is What It’s Really Like

One benefit that’s come from starting my own business and working from home has been the time I’ve been able to spend with my children. When I had a longer commute and worked a corporate job, I was occasionally able to attend important school events like awards assemblies or field trips to the zoo. These events are planned in advance. I always looked forward to witnessing first hand how my … [Read more...]

Masks

[Read more...]

Lunch Detention

I found myself in the principal’s office this morning. Sitting across the desk in my University of Utah hoodie, I explained how my son had been bullied by another student this past week. At least I think he’d been bullied. My son is in first grade, and he loves to tell stories about how he’s been wronged on the playground. My job as his father is to believe his version of the … [Read more...]

Mormonthink Responds to Plural Marriage Essay

Mormonthink released a response to the LDS church’s essay titled “Plural Marriage in Kirtland and Nauvoo”, and it’s well worth reading if you're interested in the early history of the mormon church. The details about Helen Mar Kimball are especially tragic. "Joseph told Heber (Helen's father) he needed to surrender his wife to Joseph in marriage. Then, after 3 days of agonizing over this, … [Read more...]

Learning to Wet Shave

I purchased my first Braun electric razor in 1987 while I was living in Germany. Up until that time I shaved using cheap disposable razors. That’s what I watched my father use, and I figured I’d continue the tradition of blue Gillette razors and gooey aerosol shaving cream. My father told me I’d eventually want to move to an electric razor because it would be easier to navigate the numerous chin … [Read more...]

The Path of Least Resistance

I stood at the Qdoba register fumbling for my loyalty card when I realized I’d given up. Life has become a sea of suckage, and I’m tired of swimming in it. Remember when, to pay for a meal, you handed cash or a credit card to your friendly cashier? The transaction took less than 20 seconds. You give me food in exchange for money. But loyalty cards add an extra layer of negotiation.  Am I … [Read more...]