Having “The Talk” with your Parents
If/when your parents sat you down to discuss the facts of life, it was probably pretty awkward. Turnabout is no fun either. I’m afraid that my siblings and I have to have an uncomfortable talk with my parents, and I am not looking forward to it at all. If you have any advice, I would […]
Posts Restored – Back to the Present
Many of you have noticed a blast from the past on my blog. Back in Feb 2013, my host server crashed and I had to back up my blog and try to restore it. I picked WordPress.com, thinking that was a good choice. Well, it didn’t restore all my posts–I was missing about 150 of […]
Are Conspiring Men….Making us Fat?
Behold, verily, thus saith the Lord unto you: In consequence of aevils and designs which do and will exist in the hearts of bconspiring men in the last days, I have cwarned you, and forewarn you, by giving unto you this word of wisdom by revelation— That’s D&C 89:4 (emphasis mine). While most of us think of tobacco and alcohol companies […]
Hobby Lobby Fights Obamacare
Back in 2008 when President Obama was elected, I asked my sister how she felt about it. She said she didn’t vote for him, but it wasn’t the end of the world as some predicted. She lives in Colorado, a “purple” state as she calls it. It is one of the few states that seems […]
Taxes, Spending, and Corn
I was late to church because I was finishing up on filing my taxes. This is the time of year when we get to look and see how much we’re sending to the government, and while many of us enjoy the tax refund, we neglect to see how much we’re sending to the government. Tea […]
Abortion and Crime
I originally posted this on Wheat and Tares in August 2011, but wanted to add it here since I just talked about a Freakonomics podcast on Baptism for the Dead. A friend of mine introduced me to the Freakonomics podcast that you can download from iTunes. Two Steve’s (Stephen Dubner and Steven Levitt) put together […]
Insurance or Medical Savings Account?
It is open enrollment time for many companies. We get to choose what insurance benefits we want to participate in. For the first time, my wifeâ€™s employer is offering the option of a Medical HealthÂ Savings Account. Is this a good option for us, or for you? Well, I didnâ€™t know much, and I donâ€™t claim […]
Realistically Curtailing Abortion
“Many laws permit or even promote abortion, but to us this is a great evil,” Elder Oaks said in Saturday afternoon’s session of General Conference. Oaks is just one of many religious leaders that call abortion evil, but are there more effective ways to curb abortions than to simply stand on a soapbox? A recent […]
Ethical Dilemmas: My Sister’s Keeper
My wife and I watched My Sister’s Keeper from Netflix this weekend. Here’s the Netflix description: A former defense attorney (Cameron Diaz) finds herself back in the courtroom when she and her husband (Jason Patric) are sued for medical emancipation by their 11-year-old daughter, Anna (Abigail Breslin), who is expected to donate a kidney to […]
What are you thankful for Part 2?
Inspired by Hawkgrrrl’s post over at Mormon Matters, I decided to write a post asking what you’re thankful for. It doesn’t have to necessarily be Mormon-related. I realize I asked this question last year, and I talked about the First Thanksgiving last year, but I think we don’t talk about our thanks as much as […]