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...]

My Favorite Earbuds

I’ve lost count of the number of earbuds I’ve purchased over the years. I’ve purchased numerous models from Sony, Sennheiser, and Panasonic. Everyone knows the white earbuds that Apple includes with every iPod and iPhone don’t sound very good.  I found a number of earbuds that sounded fine, but they wouldn’t stay in my ears. That was the case with the Sennheiser earbuds I purchased two years ago. … [Read more...]

Lance

From Esquire article on Lance Armstrong: Never the most expressive person, Armstrong was awkward with other cancer patients at first, but he developed a practical approach. He would tell them to fight for better treatment, to insist on the best doctors, and to be ready to go to war with insurance companies. He would tell them to forget God and focus on good science, which made some people … [Read more...]

Things To Be Happy About

My posts lately have been a little heavy. Life has been good, but transitions are seldom as simple as planned. But so many good things have happened lately that I wanted to write about that. As I write this, Kim is on the couch with at least three kids getting her butt kicked in Halo. That alone is enough to make me happy. But here are few more reasons. 1. We found a home in Santa Clara that we … [Read more...]

Book of Mormon Musical

I saw the Book of Mormon Musical at the Smith Center in Las Vegas last night. My brother-in-law saw the musical in Seattle and he enjoyed it, so I decided to give it a chance. I’m so glad I did, because it’s the most fun I’ve had in a long time. My ribs were sore for a few hours afterwards from all the laughter. Chicago has been the musical I measure all others by, and the Book of Mormon is as … [Read more...]

Thoughts About God

From 1987 to 1989 I left my home in Ogden, Utah and served a mission in Germany for the Mormon church. I made a number of friends, visited dozens of lush German towns, and began to question everything I’d been taught about God. The nature of God has been something I’ve pondered since I was a young boy, leaving grade school and walking a half mile to the church to attend primary. I met up with … [Read more...]