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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

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 … [Continue reading]

The Stepping Away Part

The easy part of stepping away from an organization I’ve been involved with my entire life is the stepping away part. The more challenging part is removing the remnants of dogma that have cluttered my mind for so many years. My brain is like a … [Continue reading]

Peace

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I glanced at my son as he drew his pool stick across the table to line up a shot. His eyed darted back and forth. All he had to do was knock in the 8 ball to win the game. But the game didn’t matter. What mattered was the ten bucks I had … [Continue reading]

The Best Half Inning of Baseball

A year earlier I had moved from Utah to Seattle to enjoy the first full season of Major League Baseball. During the fifth and deciding game of the ALDS I found myself in a hotel room with my friend and his parents cheering on Griffey and the gang on … [Continue reading]

Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin

I came across a podcast a few months back where the hosts interviewed Nicole Hardy, author of Confessions of a Latter-Day Virgin. Hardy was asked to read the prologue to her book, which I found so compelling that I decided to listen to the full … [Continue reading]

Fifth In Line To The Throne

I’ve listened to few bands more than I have Camera Obscura over the past five years. I've had this track on repeat all afternoon. Love these lyrics: Now, I'm fifth in line to the throne How am I gonna tell my king That I don't trust his … [Continue reading]