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
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 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!
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