Monthly Archives: April 2017

LDS Church Donations

According to a recent Salt Lake Tribune article: On behalf of the Mormon church, four female leaders donated $120,000 on Thursday to community centers in Utah to expand medical services for children who have been abused. Also, according to a … Continue reading

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Why Do Successful Organizations Do Stupid Things?

By Tom Harvey (sltrib.com, 24 Apr 2017) “Why is it that companies at the top of their game do stupid things?” Ed Catmull, animation pioneer and co-founder of Pixar, wondered. Even in his own company, things didn’t always go well … Continue reading

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More Playground Equipment for Cesar Vallejo Preschool, Cusco Peru

Today, the Cardenas-Torres family installed some additional playground equipment at the Cesar Vallejo Preschool located in the hills above Cusco, Peru. Two years ago, my daughter and her husband, my grandson, and I were in Cusco as   tourists.  It … Continue reading

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Good Works, but Little Faith

Since I find religious faith so difficult, I found the following quote from Jonathan Malesic on religiondispatches.org interesting: Going back to Christianity’s origins, Paul taught that it was . . .  faith, not deeds, that made a Christian worthy of … Continue reading

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Huntsville UT Monastery to Close

According to the Associated Press: A northern Utah man has bought the land where a monastery is closing after 70 years in hopes of preventing future development and preserving the legacy of the landmark. Bill White of Huntsville purchased Abbey … Continue reading

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Pay LDS Tithing or Feed Your Family?

General Authorities need to be careful about the advice they give members during General Conference.  Suggesting that tithing should be paid before feeding your family is NOT good policy. In April 2017 General Conference, the following advice was given: After … Continue reading

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Utah Looking to Protect “Dark Skies”

By Dawn House, writer for sltrib.com [1] Utah is emerging as a global leader in protecting dark skies from light pollution, attracting visits to the Colorado Plateau that during the next decade are expected to pump $2.5 billion into rural economies. … Continue reading

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