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The Short-lived LDS Health Mission Program

By Tulan, from I am female, went on a mission in early 1980s. I was called as a Health Missionary. It was a program that President Kimball put in place. Health Missionaries went through the traditional missionary training plus extra … Continue reading

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Global Extreme Poverty

Recent United Nations’ Report While global poverty rates have been cut by more than half since 2000, one in ten people in developing regions are still living with their families on less than the international poverty line of US$1.90 a … Continue reading

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Robert Kirby’s Dilemma: Men and Women Together

Robert Kirby, humorist for the Salt Lake Tribune, was recently suspended for 3 months for interactions he had with a woman at Sunstone, a conference of Mormon fringe elements. I first need to confess that I have a strong respect … Continue reading

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All About Me

In my autobiography, I describe myself as an introverted agnostic Mormon with anarcho-transhumanist and environmentalist tendencies. I’ve more recently described myself as a curmudgeonly cynical optimist.  But I don’t think that is completely accurate.  Check the following definitions: curmudgeon:  crusty, … Continue reading

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Vibrant Colors of Yellowstone N.P.

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Escher-esque Architecture

M.C. Escher’s work has fascinated viewers for decades.  According to the Escher website: He played with architecture, perspective and impossible spaces. His art continues to amaze and wonder millions of people all over the world. In his work we recognize … Continue reading

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Another Playground in the Ocutuan, Peru, Area

Family members and I were recently in Sacred Valley region of Peru.  As part of our trip, we installed a playground at a primary school in Ocutuan.  After our departure, the Cardenas-Torres Family, fabricated and installed playground equipment in Ccoricancha, … Continue reading

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