A number of events over the past couple of weeks has me contemplating the importance of truth. Specifically, how important is truth when it comes to storytelling, history or religion. A few weeks ago, Kim and I attended an event where Carol Lynn Pearson discussed her book, Ghost of Eternal Polygamy. I haven't read the … Continue reading Is Truth Optional?
A good friend from high school sent me this poem. I love it. Your children are not your children. They are the sons and daughters of Life's longing for itself. They come through you but not from you, And though they are with you yet they belong not to you. You may give them your … Continue reading On Children by Kahlil Gibran
It's been four years. That's how long I've lived in St. George. And I'm still not used to the heat. I can handle temps up to 100. But last week it hit 115. I can't do that. Which means I spend days inside searching for spots around the house in front of an AC vent … Continue reading Night Rides
Two weeks ago, we drove to the Las Vegas airport with our 15–year old daughter. We went inside and escorted her to security. We made sure she made her way through security before leaving. Our daughter was on her way to Dallas to visit her boyfriend. Were we worried she’d be safe? What if she … Continue reading Trust
One thing I've noticed since stepping away from religion is how many choices I allowed it to make on my behalf. One quote I heard while I was a teenager: "When the prophet speaks, the debate is over." In other words, you're free to make your own choices, but the leader of the church has … Continue reading Raising Children Outside of Mormonism
My grandparents on both sides of my family lived in Bountiful, or about 30 minutes from our home in Ogden, Utah. We visited them often. My grandpa Tingey was the first person I knew who owned an Atari 2600, and I spent many hours sitting on my knees at a wobbly card table playing Asteroids, … Continue reading Standing Outside the Temple
At the end of November I went in for what I figured would be minor surgery. I took a few days off work assuming I'd be back within a week at the latest. But sometimes your body has other plans, and I ended up being in bed for most of December. I was able to … Continue reading Considering My Health