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A New Decade

August 29, 2009 by


2:15 on a Saturday afternoon is probably as good a time for reflection as any. I’ve just turned 30, and that’s kind of a milestone. As I see it, my 20’s were my “checklist years”. The decade started out like a scavenger hunt. I had a list of things I wanted to do. Some were […]

Geeks Again

August 26, 2009 by


I was recently called to be the priests quorum teacher in our ward. This means that I get to teach the 16 to 18-year-old young men at church. It also means that I get to attend the Wednesday night youth activities. The young men in our ward are pretty typical of young men in the […]


August 25, 2009 by


I received an email today, entitled “Reverence is more than just quietly sitting…”, that included the following quote on reverence: Reverence has more to do with politics than with religion. We can easily imagine religion without reverence; we see it, for example, wherever religion leads people into aggressive war or violence. But power without reverence […]

Why Is It So Hard to Give Up Ignorance?

August 23, 2009 by


There are certain fields that I love — church history, psychology, game design, etc. — but refuse to study in depth. The problem is, I have my own opinions and beliefs in each of those fields. I’m afraid that if I start studying, I’ll discover (a) how wrong I am, and (b) how much I’d […]