The apparent pointlessness of fire drills

I work tech support for Brigham Young University.  This is a pretty large University, and one that is constantly growing and changing to meet its ever-changing needs.  As such, this summer there has been a lot of construction going on around campus.  Specifically, right outside, and within, the building where I work. Today, for reasons … Continue reading The apparent pointlessness of fire drills

The sad decline of foreign language programs

I read a very sad news article today.  Well, sad only to linguists and Germanophiles like me, probably.  The Saddleback Valley Unified School District in California has become the latest in a long list of school districts to seriously cut back their foreign language program, eliminating their German program completely. The article states, "According to … Continue reading The sad decline of foreign language programs

Family History, I am doing it … and it’s a lot of fun!

Family history is very important to members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, mostly because Family is important to members of the Church.  It is interesting to note that there has been a slight change in terminology in the Church.  We used to refer to the term Genealogy, but recently it is … Continue reading Family History, I am doing it … and it’s a lot of fun!

Mormonism, Patriotism and Political Neutrality

It is once again time to celebrate the independence of our country.  For those of you who may not be Americans, this is a big deal here.  Americans are very patriotic, or at the very least, we make a good show of being patriotic.  I have honestly never seen the point of blowing things up … Continue reading Mormonism, Patriotism and Political Neutrality