The Internet: Why do we Love to Hate?

One thing we learn from studying history and politics is that nothing unites a diverse group of people better or faster than having a common enemy that they can blame and focus their attention on.  Factions will bicker and argue with each other ad nauseum but as soon as they have a common enemy, they … Continue reading The Internet: Why do we Love to Hate?

Linguistics Fun and Teaching

I have been using some of my free time lately to go back over the capstone paper that I wrote for my undergraduate degree at Brigham Young University.  My degree is in German Linguistics, and the paper was titled, Using Explicit Linguistic Instruction to Improve the Teaching of German as a Foreign Language, sounds fun, … Continue reading Linguistics Fun and Teaching

Mormon Monday: On Priesthood

This last week, the 15th of May, marked the anniversary of the restoration of the Aaronic Priesthood to Joseph Smith and Oliver Cowdery by John the Baptist.  The talks given today in Sacrament meeting were focused around this topic, and I thought I would share a few of my own thoughts on the subject of … Continue reading Mormon Monday: On Priesthood

Mother’s Day part two: The Mother of my Son

Yesterday I wrote a post about the things I have learned from my mother.  Today I would like to write about another mother: my wife, the mother of my son. I love my wife.  I really do.  I love her more than I love anything else.  She is my best friend, my favorite person, the … Continue reading Mother’s Day part two: The Mother of my Son

An Obligatory Mother’s Day Post: What My Mother Taught Me

What can I say about mothers that has not already been better said by someone else?  Mothers are the foundation of society.  "The hand that rocks the cradle is the hand that rules the world"  What we know about the world and life we first learned from our mothers.  I am, first of all, very … Continue reading An Obligatory Mother’s Day Post: What My Mother Taught Me