Monthly Archives: December 2016

He’s a Exemplary Mormon: Branch President George Akera

George Akera is the Branch President in Masaka, Uganda.  He hails from northern Uganda, an area that until recently was racked by a horrible and bloody insurrection.  As a result, Prez Akera served in the Ugandan military for 8 years. … Continue reading

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Homage to Mormonism’s Most Influential Theologian

Who is (or was) the most insightful observer of Mormonism and LDS doctrine?  Is it Richard Bushman?  Is it Terryl Givens?  Is it Elder Dallin Oaks?  Was it Elder Bruce McConkie?  Is it Jan Shipps?  Is it Michael Quinn?  Was … Continue reading

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Installing a Small Playground High in the Andes Mountains

While my grandson Rees and I were in Sacred Valley, Peru, in October 2016, we visited a small primary school high in the Andes.  We promised, in the future, to install playground equipment.  In early December, the Cardenas-Torres family returned … Continue reading

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Water History Chisled in Stone

Here are two prominent examples of water history that either etched or illustrated in stone.  The first is from a tombstone (in essence it’s 2-D).  It describes the difficulties an engineer had with the construction of a Roman aqueduct (NG … Continue reading

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Innovative Design for a Playground Slide

There is an artistic playground designed by Isamu Yoguchi in Atlanta GA that was constructed in the 1970s.  It was recently renovated with money provided by the Herman Miller Foundation.  Yoguchi’s design for a playground slide is quite innovative. I … Continue reading

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An Artistic Design for a Swing Set

There is an artistic playground designed by Isamu Yoguchi in Atlanta GA that was constructed in the 1970s.  It was recently renovated with money provided by the Herman Miller Foundation.  Yoguchi’s design for a swing set is very intriguing. This … Continue reading

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Medieval Nutrition and Its Effect on the Peasantry

As an undergraduate at Brigham Young University, I majored in history, with a strong interest in the social history of the Middle Ages.  My father was a biochemist with a specialty in nutrition.  So with suggestions from him, it was … Continue reading

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