Category Archives: Personalities

Homage to “Professor” Irwin Corey

Comedian/sage Irwin Corey died recently at the age of 102. I loved his act; he showed up on stage dressed like a disheveled, absent-minded professor and orated in a very sophisticated form of gibberish. Billed as “the World’s Foremost Authority,” … Continue reading

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A.J. Walker and the Trolley Square Shootings

Webmaster’s Note:  A few years ago, I spent a couple of weeks in Uganda with A.J. Walker and one of his post-shooting mentors, Tim Peters.  A.J. was a huge hit with the Ugandan children.  They loved him and he loved … Continue reading

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To Do Research or Not to Do Research

A few months ago, I road up to Rexburg ID with my son who was taking my granddaughter for the start of her freshman year at Brigham Young University – Idaho. One of the activities was the university president explaining … Continue reading

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He’s a Exemplary Mormon: Branch President George Akera

George Akera is the Branch President in Masaka, Uganda.  He hails from northern Uganda, an area that until recently was racked by a horrible and bloody insurrection.  As a result, Prez Akera served in the Ugandan military for 8 years. … Continue reading

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Homage to Mormonism’s Most Influential Theologian

Who is (or was) the most insightful observer of Mormonism and LDS doctrine?  Is it Richard Bushman?  Is it Terryl Givens?  Is it Elder Dallin Oaks?  Was it Elder Bruce McConkie?  Is it Jan Shipps?  Is it Michael Quinn?  Was … Continue reading

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Traveling with My Grandchildren

This year has been fun.  I’ve had the privilege to travel extensively with 4 of my grandchildren, and make short trips with 4 others. In the Spring, a grandson James, traveled with a friend and I to the Navajo Reservation. … Continue reading

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Constructing Innovative Skater-boarding Parks

By Tara John [1] Janne Saario says his life rarely veers from stake-boarding.  The breezy 33-year-old Finn has turned skating into a calling.  He’s become one of the few landscape architects in the world with a practice focused on creating … Continue reading

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