Monthly Archives: January 2018

Assisting a Quechua Village Preschool near Machu Picchu

The Torres-Cardenas family recently installed playground equipment at a preschool in the Quechua Indian village of Pataccancha, located in the mountains above Ollantaytambo (the entry point to Machu Picchu and the Inca Trail). At the Peruvian village preschool, the C-T … Continue reading

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How to Make LDS Church Meetings Less Boring

Robert Kirby in his latest column in alleges that LDS church services are boring: [I need to find] ways to entertain myself in church when it gets boring. Which happens a lot. Please don’t try to tell me that … Continue reading

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Thoughts about the New LDS Presidency

Expectedly, Russell M. Nelson was just named President of the LDS Church.  He had two basic themes in his short inaugural address: He made an overly defensive justification for the seniority selection process. He encouraged those who had left the … Continue reading

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Book of Ecclesiastes Misinterpreted (by Me)

For years, one of the guiding principle in my life has been the Book of Ecclesiastes 11:1 (King James Version or KJV): Cast thy bread upon the waters: for thou shalt find it after many days. I took the passage … Continue reading

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I Reject the Idea of Skills-based Immigration

Senator Tom Cotton (R-Arkansas) on Face the Nation said he is in favor of a skills-based immigration system, which he said the president supports: If you’re a doctor, or a scientist, or a computer programmer, it shouldn’t matter whether you come from … Continue reading

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Mormon Support for Trump Remains Strong, I Don’t Understand

According to an article in An aggregation of the Gallup Daily Tracking poll last year shows that 61 percent of Mormons surveyed approve of Trump’s job as president, just above the 60 percent of white, non-Hispanic Protestants — mainline … Continue reading

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The Sh!tshow in Washington DC

According to the New York Times: President Trump on Thursday balked at an immigration deal that would include protections for people from Haiti and some nations in Africa, demanding to know at a White House meeting why he should accept … Continue reading

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