Category Archives: my family

Hiking with My Grandkids (and Their Parents)

Two weekends ago (March 2020), we were in Zion National Park celebrating my mother’s 100 birthday.  (Boy have things changed)  While there, all but one of my grandchildren (the absentee was on a mission in Chuuk, Micronesia; boy have things … Continue reading

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The Week that Was; Wow

Last Friday, we headed to Springdale and Zion National Park.  Despite the COVID-19 threat, we decided to go ahead with our mother’s 100th birthday party to be held at Zion’s lodge.  Forty invitees indicated that they were still planning on … Continue reading

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Traveling with 3 of My Granddaughters

In July and August of this year (2019), I traveled around the world.  On the first half of trip I traveled with 3 granddaughters and 2 of their parents.  We briefly played tourist in Hong Kong, then flew to 2 … Continue reading

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Nobel Prize Winner Talks Economics to Logan 5th Graders

Since my brother–Lars Peter Hansen–received his Nobel Prize in economics in 2013, he has become an even more popular speaker.  On a recent visit to Utah State University to address students and faculty, he took the opportunity to interact with … 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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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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Mormons Learning to “Just Say No”

Mormons have been taught not to refuse a church calling. Whether you are called to the position of Relief Society President or home teacher, you just say yes. After all, your Church leaders are inspired. A post on the Mormon … Continue reading

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