Category Archives: Personalities

Utah’s Senator Orrin Hatch is Disgusting

First, let me get my prejudices out of the way.  I’m a liberal Democrat. Recent events (early December) have not treated Senator Orrin Hatch well.  First, he praises President Trump as the “greatest President that he has served under.”  Someone … Continue reading

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Joseph Paul Vorst Exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum

The current exhibit at the LDS Church History Museum needs to be supported.  It presents the works of Joseph Paul Vorst (1897-1947): Vorst presented sharecroppers, black laborers and farm families as destitute and downtrodden, but also ennobled by faith and … Continue reading

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Tribute to Primatologist Jane Goodall

By Ann Patchett (Time magazine genius issue)[1] What if genius is knowing the thing you are meant to do in life, and then doing it without regard for the time it will take?  When Jane Goodall was a child in England, … Continue reading

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Installing Swing Sets in Roma Romania

Recently a friend Bret, his cousin George, and I traveled to Eastern Europe to install 2 swing sets in central Romania. The work was coordinated by an LDS service missionary couple.  They lined us up with a British couple working … Continue reading

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Tom Christofferson: The Strange Odyssey of a Gay Mormon

Tom Christofferson is the brother of LDS Apostle D. Todd Christofferson.  He is gay and 60.  When he and his partner moved to Connecticut, Tom started to renew his interest in Mormonism.  (He had previously left the Church feeling he … Continue reading

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Denver Snuffer Jr and Leaderless Organizations

Denver Snuffer‘s apostasy from the LDS Church has generated a lot of heat.  A recent major story in the sltrib.com about Snuffer and his movement has been wildly popular.  His books generate a lot of discussion and his presentations are … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Laureate Comments on Current State of Climate Change Modeling

At the recent Lindau Nobel Laureate meeting for the Economic Sciences, Lars Peter Hansen my younger brother, commented on the current state of climate change modeling: Discussions of climate change and economics can be challenging. There is nervousness in many … Continue reading

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