Monthly Archives: March 2013

Nukus Museum: “Le Louvre des Steppe”

As I get older and closer to retirement from my job of 34 years, I’ve begun making a bucket list, a list of places that I want to experience while I’m still in comparatively good health. Coincidentally, a few weeks back, I … Continue reading

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John Henri Moser, Utah Impressionist/Fauvist

My grandfather, Dr. George LeRoy Rees, collected paintings by Utah artists.  One of his favorites was a fellow resident of Cache County, Loganite John Henri Moser (or as he signed his work . . . Henri Moser).  Grandfather purchased (or was … Continue reading

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God and the Creative Process

The recent Sunstone (Dec 2012) has a wonderful article article about God and the creative process.  It fits in well with my belief of an on-going creation of the earth.  The article by Jackson Harrell is titled:  “Making Meaning as a Mormon … Continue reading

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Images of Navajos at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts

Now showing at the Utah Museum of Fine Arts (until 11 Aug) on the University of Utah campus is an exhibit titled:  Bierstadt to Warhol:  American Indians in the West.  It is highly recommended, particularly if you love the redrock country of … Continue reading

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Are Conservative Members Trying to Destroy Mormonism?

At the same time the LDS Church leadership is taking mini-steps toward understanding the developments in science, along come the conservatives and biblical literalists, this time in the form of Dave Banack at T&S (12 Mar 2013).  He argues that making theological … Continue reading

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Introversion and Working at Home

Last month’s decision by Marissa Mayer, CEO of Yahoo! Inc. to end telecommunting and require all employees to the report to the office has ignited heated discussions.  But most of the objections have been related to women’s issues.  Mayer has … Continue reading

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Can Gardening Save Christianity?

Increasingly, American Christians are moving away from organized religion.  And can you blame them?  Who wants to sit through a frequently dull church service when there are so many more “relevant” or “pleasurable” things to do?  Does God really want to … Continue reading

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