I Am No Longer a Democrat.

Last week, as I obtained my Nevada driver's license, I registered to vote in Nevada. As I went to check the box for political party affiliation...I decided to switch parties.Being an unaffiliated voter is not how I roll. While political parties and partisanship can be among the most frustrating and annoying aspects of politics, parties are an essential element of a healthy democracy. While our parties might have major problems, not having political parties is not the answer.Before anyone … [Read more...]

FAQs about the August Subscription Drive

While Approaching Justice has gotten a few donations, the fund drive has gotten more questions.Let me answer a few:Does Patheos ask you to get paying subscribers?No. This is all my doing.I am not looking for subscribers in the traditional way. There is no pay wall at Approaching Justice and that is not going to change.The funds for this drive will go directly to supporting me and Approaching Justice. The "subscription" option allows for you to make a recurring monthly $2 … [Read more...]

“…we are Mormons. We do not kill people or animals.”

"Shem, we are Mormons. We do not kill people or animals," said Geneva (7) to her brother Shem (11) as we passed a creepy gun shop near our new home in Las Vegas which invites all to come and try out machine guns on the shooting range.We laughed at the super-serious tone which Geneva took. She is prone to lecturing her brothers on a range of issues. However, it warmed my heart to hear her begin to develop a social outlook which emphasizes non-violence.Now if only she applied this when … [Read more...]

Another Liberal at Church!! (Adventures in Sunday School)

We are loving our time here in Las Vegas. In addition to the abundance of In-N-Out Hamburger locations, we are very much loving our LDS congregation here in Vegas. They turned out in large numbers to unload our U-Haul. They have warmly greeted us on Sunday, stopped by our home to bring us peaches or to welcome our children, and they made us feel most welcomed and included at the Pioneer Day breakfast we attended yesterday. As you may know, I have a certain fascination with bumper … [Read more...]

Farewell, Wyoming

I arrived in Las Vegas on Friday and Lyndee and the kids will be arriving over the next few days.I will miss my friends in Wyoming.Here is something I will not miss so much:Because...you know...President Obama is going after hunting rifles.Same truck.Our 3 years in Wyoming were an adventure. I am looking forward to continuing our family adventure here in Las Vegas! I think we will be spending a lot of time here:It is really warm here. Nothing we cannot survive … [Read more...]

I Am Feeling So Patriotic, So Today I…..

....am wearing my Netherlands World Baseball Classic cap.My mother, Carla Henrichsen, is a native of the Netherlands. She has been a proud American citizen for sometime now. Since it was her birthday yesterday...I better not emphasize how long she has been an American. Happy Birthday Mom!My mom mentioned on Monday that her father, my grandfather, Abraham Meijer would have turned 100 on that day (July 1). Opa has been gone for over a decade, but I sometimes feel that he is still with … [Read more...]

What Happens In Vegas, Stays in Vegas….

...but what if you live in Vegas?Ah, the many great philosophical questions we will ponder while living in Sin City!Here is my family checking out our soon-to-be home from the top of the Stratosphere:"Like" Approaching Justice on Facebook … [Read more...]