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
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 … Continue reading Working Through Beliefs Together
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 … Continue reading The High Road
This is a talk I gave on Mother’s Day last year. On this mother’s day, I thought about what I could share with you that would provide meaning and proper respect for the day. As mother’s day approached, I began to think of the many lessons and skills I’ve learned from women and mother’s in … Continue reading Mother’s Day Talk
From the creator of Calvin & Hobbes comes the best thing you’ll read today. Update: The cartoon was created by Gavin Aung Than using words from Bill Watterson. More details about this work here.
“Doesn’t this feel just like Seattle?” Those were Kim’s words last night as we stood on our front porch and watch the wind whip leaves down our street. For the first times in months, the temperatures dipped into the high 60’s. And yes, it did feel like Seattle minus the $1000 worth electrical bills we … Continue reading Finding Home
I once knew a man who decided he wanted a dog. So he spent months researching various breeds until he finally decided on one. He then found a breeder and paid $400 cash for the dog. Over the next few weeks he bought food, treats, dishes, collars, leashes, toys, grooming tools and lotions to keep … Continue reading The Disease of More