Monthly Archives: March 2017

Nobel Prize Winner Talks Economics to Logan 5th Graders

Since my brother–Lars Peter Hansen–received his Nobel Prize in economics in 2013, he has become an even more popular speaker.  On a recent visit to Utah State University to address students and faculty, he took the opportunity to interact with … Continue reading

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Following Past, Present and Future Prophets of the LDS Church

The following quote was brought to my attention by Daniel C. Peterson at Sic et Non.  He links to J. Max Wilson’s blog: I’ve noticed a troubling parallel among some progressive members of the church: Rejecting living prophets in favor … Continue reading

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We Are Loving Utah’s Natural Wonders to Death

The traffic into and out of Utah national parks and other scenic attractions is spiraling upward out of control. Last summer on a quick visit to Zion National Park, there were cars parked along both sides of the road for … Continue reading

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Homage to “Professor” Irwin Corey

Comedian/sage Irwin Corey died recently at the age of 102. I loved his act; he showed up on stage dressed like a disheveled, absent-minded professor and orated in a very sophisticated form of gibberish. Billed as “the World’s Foremost Authority,” … Continue reading

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Utah Designates the Spiral Jetty as a “State Work of Art”

Both the Utah House and Senate recently voted to designate the Spiral Jetty (located in the Great Salt Lake) as an official “state work of art.” Rep. Becky Edwards, R-North Salt Lake, sponsor of the Spiral Jetty measure, told the … Continue reading

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Off-line Websites for Developing Countries

We do volunteer work in developing countries.  Among other things, we install playground equipment adjacent to primary schools sited in remote locations.  Many of these schools have no access to line power or the Internet.  We’ve been looking for technologies … Continue reading

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In Praise of the World’s Lesser Known Museums

Here are a few of the smaller (or lesser know museums) that I have enjoyed recently: National Steinbeck Center in Salinas, California; Rodin Museum in Paris, Vasa Museum in Stockholm, Sweden; Frans Hals Museum in Haarlem, The Netherlands; National Museum … Continue reading

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