poetry + programming + puppetry + everything else

I’m a dedicated Mormon family man with wide ranging interests in religion, politics, history, science, nature, technology, education, language, and art.

An experienced web application engineer by profession, I’m formally educated in English literature and literary criticism with additional studies in physics and electronics.

On the side, I perform puppet-comedy shows, dabble in mime as time permits, and am learning beekeeping and how to farm using heirloom seeds.

I am a firm believer in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I run a web portal for LDS blogs.

As a conservative republican curmudgeon, I believe strongly that the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted through the natural rights philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and principles of limited government, liberty, responsibility, virtue, self-reliance, thrift, and self-control.

I was born and raised in the western United States. I have also lived in Santiago Chile and traveled in Puerto Rico, Italy, and Israel.

I have been blogging since 2004 and started Sixteen Small Stones in November of 2005. I often write about Mormon related subjects and sometimes post original poetry.

4 Responses to About

  1. I enjoy reading your blog posts. Thank you for all your research and hard work!

  2. My brother in law introduced me to your blog, and thank you for all you do. I’m excited to be a regular reader!

  3. dougtaylor

    Thank you for your thoughtful insights. I enjoy your writings and love to discuss your ideas with others. I just realized that as of last month, it is 20 years since we were roommates at the MTC! Keep up the great work Elder Wilson!

  4. J. Max Wilson: Your Sixteen Small Stones blog is very much appreciated. You are wise, articulate, and anchored to scripture and the Living Oracles in a most admirable way. A sincere thank you for your most appreciated contributions.

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