Monthly Archives: October 2019

Is LDS Church Guilty of Hypocrisy?

The recent Deseret Books brochure has a full-page promotion for a book titled:  “Bill Marriott:  Success Is Never Final.”  The ad highlights “Bringing work and faith together” and “How a Man of Faith built an empire.”  A man to be … Continue reading

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LDS General Conference Talks Encourage Humanitarian Service

It’s October, and General Conference time for the Latter-day Saint faithful.  And this year (2019), 2 talks highlighted the importance of service. Apostle Dieter F. Uchtdorf explained that life is an adventure and that we should make the most of … Continue reading

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My Recent Experiences with Elephants

My latest trip took me around the world.  Our third stop was in Siem Reap, Cambodia.  My family and I were there to visit Angkor Wat and install playgrounds.  One side activity was taking an elephant ride and feeding him … Continue reading

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Playground Climbers Made with Used Tires

On a recent trip to Uganda (eastern Africa), we checked out two climbers made from used tires.  Both installations were in playgrounds with equipment by East African Playgrounds. The first climber is made of tires attached to a swing set … Continue reading

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Gotta Love a Giraffe

I’ve visited Murcheson Falls N.P. in Uganda several times over the last 10 years.  It is a great place to observe giraffes. I’ve also observed them in Namibia, Tanzania, and Kenya.  They are truly unique animals. Everything about the giraffe … Continue reading

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All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From?

In a recent blog post at bycommonconsent.org, Angela C. (aka hawkgrrrl) quoted the words to “Eleanor Rigby.”  That song moves me everytime I hear it.  Unfortunately, Angela didn’t quote the refrain which gave me the title for this post Two … Continue reading

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Outdoor Musical Instruments for Africa, and the World

We are expanding the scope of our playgrounds.  One enhancement is the inclusion of hand washing stations.  Another is the inclusion of outdoor musical instruments. We first got interested in musical instruments when I became aware of a Durango, Colorado, … Continue reading

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