Monthly Archives: July 2010

What Constitutes News?

I have quit watching the national and local news shows.  And I don’t take the local newspapers.  They are just not that informative any more.  They assume I have a 2-minute attention span, the IQ of a 5th grader, and are hooked on celebrity … Continue reading

Posted in @n@rchy, Technology, Television, Vocabulary | 3 Comments

Those Who Are Different

In a recent opinion piece in the Sunday SLTrib, a mother described her problems in a store when some children started to mock her disabled child.  When she attempted to correct the offending children, their mother stepped in and aggresively defended … Continue reading

Posted in mormonism, Religion, Social Justice | 1 Comment

Urban Farm

Time recently listed Will Allen as one their 100 Most Influential (10 May 2010).  His kudos were written by Van Jones (founder of Green for All and a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress): “At one time, the … Continue reading

Posted in "Green" Homes, Engineers Without Borders, Environment, Navajoland, Technology | 2 Comments

Temple Square

The first time I went through a LDS Temple was while I was in the Mission Home in SLC.  In those days (60s), they didn’t have the MTC; all missionaries went through a week of training in a dormitory-style building … Continue reading

Posted in Books, mormonism | 1 Comment

Discrimination

I think many LDS Church members would like to believe that historic Church teachings about afro-Americans didn’t impact individual behavior.  These members might want to consider the following:

Posted in mormonism, Social Justice | 3 Comments

Theosis (Mormon Style)

Mormons believe that all human beings are the literal children of God, and thus have the divine potential to become like Him.  Some have noted that the doctrine is not broached as frequently today as it used to be.  But it … Continue reading

Posted in Creation, mormonism, Vocabulary | Leave a comment

Kampala Blast Kills 74

The following appeared on msnbc.com on 12 Jul 2010: “An al-Qaida-linked Somali militant group claimed responsiblity for twin bombings in Uganda that killed 74 people who were watching the World Cup final on TV, saying the militants would carry out … Continue reading

Posted in uganda | 1 Comment