Last month, my daughter sent out an email query to the members of our family asking for each of us to respond as quickly as possible with the name our favorite magical creature of all time. I didn’t respond immediately … Continue reading →
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The Book of Mormon records that Giddianhi, the leader of the antagonist Gadianton Robbers, wrote a letter to Lachoneus, the leader of the protagonist Nephites, demanding that they relinquish all their property and join their cause. In his letter he … Continue reading →
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Recently, Brother Micheal Otterson, who is the media relations director for the LDS Church, wrote a wonderful essay on whether or not Mormons are Christians. I recognize that Creedal Christians have a specialized definition of “Christian,” and Later-day Saints are … Continue reading →
To observe the five year anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11th 2001, I want to post two extensive quotes that I find applicable and inspiring. First, John Donne’s beautiful Meditation XVII. Even if you have read it before, … Continue reading →
On this Christmas Eve, I quote from J. R. R. Tolkien’s marvelous essay on Faerie Stories: …I would say that Tragedy is the true form of Drama, its highest function; but the opposite is true of Fairy-story. Since we do … Continue reading →
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