Category Archives: Social Justice

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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LDS General Conference Talks Encourage Humanitarian Service

It’s October, and General Conference time for the Latter-day Saint faithful.  And this year (2019), 2 talks highlighted the importance of service. Apostle Dieter F. Uchtdorf explained that life is an adventure and that we should make the most of … Continue reading

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Playground Climbers Made with Used Tires

On a recent trip to Uganda (eastern Africa), we checked out two climbers made from used tires.  Both installations were in playgrounds with equipment by East African Playgrounds. The first climber is made of tires attached to a swing set … Continue reading

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All the Lonely People, Where Do They All Come From?

In a recent blog post at bycommonconsent.org, Angela C. (aka hawkgrrrl) quoted the words to “Eleanor Rigby.”  That song moves me everytime I hear it.  Unfortunately, Angela didn’t quote the refrain which gave me the title for this post Two … Continue reading

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Inspecting Our Previous Playground Installations in Cambodia

In late July 2019, I returned to Siem Reap, Cambodia.  This time, I was accompanied by my son, daughter-in-law, and 3 granddaughters.  Our first order of business was to inspect and repair (if necessary) the 2 swing sets that I … Continue reading

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Installing Playground Equipment in Iloilo, Philippines

My family and I were met at the airport in Iloilo, Panay, Philippines by Bernard, a friend of one of my son’s Lehi, Utah, neighbors.  He was friendly and turned out to be a wonderful host.  Our first installation was … Continue reading

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President Oaks Steps in It Again

In a June 11, 2019, commencement address at BYU-Hawaii, President Dallin Oaks made more disparaging remarks about the LGBTQ+ community.  According to sltrib.com: In a transcript of his speech, Oaks, next in line to lead the church, lamented the “culture of … Continue reading

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