Author Archives: rogerdhansen

Impoverished Primary Schools in Rwenzori Mountain Villages

We first started traveling to Rwenzori Mountain villages to install playground equipment.  However as we got higher and higher into the mountains, we found the village school facilities to more and more primitive.  It became extremely obvious that the schools … Continue reading

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Historic Playground Equipment: Giant Stride

Playgrounds of yore were much more adventuresome.  Swing sets, slides, and monkey bars were much higher, and some would argue more dangerous. Others argue that the newer playgrounds present fewer challenges.  And that is not a good thing.  Be that … Continue reading

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Navajo Mountain Adventure Tours

Enjoy horseback riding, ATVing, and 4-Wheeling in one of the most remote and beautiful locations in the lower United States. Navajo Mountain is located on the Utah/Arizona border and just east of Lake Powell.  The mountain itself functions as a sentinel … Continue reading

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LDS Church Members Encouraged to Engage with the World

I remember a comment on the bloggernacle to the effect that:  LDS mags are the least read periodicals with the largest circulation.  I would tend to agree with that assessment. But the latest Ensign (Feb 2019) actually has some worthwhile reading.  There … Continue reading

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Incas, Peru, and Book of Mormon Archaeology

I went to LDS sacrament meeting today.  The first speaker was a Peruvian with a heavy accent.  I’m not sure I totally understood his message, but I think he believes that the Inca archaeological ruins in his native Peru testify … Continue reading

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The Mule: A Movie Review that Analyzes Two Organizational Structures

I loved this movie.  Clint Eastwood was born to play the starring role in “The Mule.”  He is perfect as a dysfunctional, curmudgeonly senior caught in the trap of his own egoism (much like in the movie “Gran Torino).  Eastwood … Continue reading

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