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?
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
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
I really enjoy reading. And I have found more time to read recently as I have started a new job that mandates an hour for lunch everyday, along with two fifteen minute breaks. I really don’t need that much time to eat, but it is nice to have the time to step away from work … Continue reading On Epic Fantasy
Once again a lot of people are talking about marriage and what it means and how it can or ought to be defined. I have written before about my thoughts on the same-sex marriage debate (While morally I believe that homosexuality is not right in the sight of God, I do not see how the … Continue reading My Thoughts on Marriage
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
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