In response to my “Writing” post, my nephew Jeffrey has this to say: It’s not numbered, but I’d like to hear more about “America has about ten years left. Fifteen, tops. But that might not be a bad thing.” Ask and ye shall receive, sir. Actually, I’ve addressed this in pieces before – I talk … Continue reading Post-American Possibilities
My youngest son played in a youth basketball league this year, and his team’s track record was 0-10. Or maybe it was 0-12. I’m not sure about the second number, but I’m 100% positive about the first. This was a particularly difficult experience both for him and for his parents, who had to come up … Continue reading America’s Referees: Their Emanations and Penumbras
Today’s post comes from Siegfried Goodfellow and is reposted with permission. It’s bizarre, wonderful, and kind of brilliant. __________________ Werewolves, Lamanites, and Grendel : Oh My! an investigation into possible crosscurrents between Germanic mythology and Mormon folklore Germanic mythology provides a comparative perspective from which to take a fresh look at what the Book of … Continue reading Guest Post: Were the Lamanites Werewolves?
Two days before 9/11/11, I posted the following Facebook status update: “As 9/11’s 10th anniversary approaches, I find I’m one of maybe six total Americans who misses George W. Bush.” I received a number of responses. Some sounded like this: “I hope I’m at least #7…” “I’m one of the 4 that love him.” “Loved … Continue reading Post 9/11 Pettiness
Yippee skippy. I don’t really get into New Year celebrations, and I try to be in bed by the time the clock turns to midnight. But this year, the kids wanted to stay up, so we watched Prince Caspian, which is better than the book but still not very good. (I loved the Narnia stories … Continue reading First Post of the New Year!
First off, I can’t find a single reputable news source reporting on Palin’s reported “Pledge of Allegiance” gaffe. Methinks this bit of nonsense originated with the same great thinkers who decided Palin faked her last pregnancy to take the hit for her daughter. Until I get confirmation from something other than a lefty Olbermannic blog, … Continue reading Lieberman’s Post-Partisan Nonsense
http://traffic.libsyn.com/dinnertablepolitics/Save_the_Polar_Bears.mp3 The latest episode of Dinner Table Politics is online! Abby and Jim discuss Climate Change and what’s to be done about it. Did Obama do enough? Should Trump do more? How did the problem start? What’s to be done about it? And will any of the measures designed to fix it do any … Continue reading Dinner Table Politics: Save the Polar Bears!
The LDS Church has 13 official Articles of Faith that have been canonized as scripture, and I believe all of them. Over time, I have come to a more comprehensive understanding of my own personal faith, and I have compiled a list of additional things I, personally, believe. This list is in no way comprehensive … Continue reading Articles of My Personal Faith
My last post was all about my philosophy re: Supreme Court justices, but I’m getting a lot of questions about the practical consequences of Justice Kennedy’s retirement. What does this mean? Who’s going to replace him? What’s going to change? Is this the beginning of the apocalypse? The TL/DR answers are: Not as much as … Continue reading Primo Supremo Primer
I’m now writing a lot more than I ever have, but not much of it is posted here. I’m sorry this blog is being neglected, but, since nobody pays me to write it, I’ve been forced to shift my focus to wordsmithing in ways that produce income. That said, there’s a bunch of stuff I’ve … Continue reading Various and Sundry