“Rich new resources for studies of LDS scripture and history”

    Yet another installment in my series of Thursday columns for the Deseret News:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865671369/Rich-new-resources-for-studies-of-LDS-scripture-and-history.html     As you’ll readily see, it’s just another example of mean-spirited and dishonest slander — precisely the same kind of thing that, some of my critics explain, I always write.     [Read more…]

On not yielding control of our souls to others

    “I shall allow no man to belittle my soul by making me hate him.” Booker T. Washington     [Read more…]

A great eleventh-century Muslim philosopher-scientist foresees the Internet

    “The different sorts of madness are innumerable.” Ibn Sina (Avicenna)       [Read more…]

“Psychiatry Professor: ‘Transgenderism’ Is Mass Hysteria Similar To 1980s-Era Junk Science”

    I’m sorry to say that I can’t recall who it was who drew my attention to this interesting essay by Dr. Richard B. Corradi, a professor of psychiatry at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, in Cleveland, Ohio:   http://thefederalist.com/2016/11/17/psychiatry-professor-transgenderism-mass-hysteria-similar-1980s-era-junk-science/   It tallies reasonably well with this piece, written by Drs. Lawrence S. Mayer [Read More…]

Once more, on those rich General Authorities

    I’ve run into a number of people over the past week or so who’ve assured me that, if General Authorities all really receive an annual stipend of $120,000, they are — beyond any reasonable dispute — rich.   Now, there’s little question that $120K per year would seem very rich indeed from the perspective of, [Read More…]

“Karaoke Machine Backs Out of Performing at Inauguration”

    http://www.newyorker.com/humor/borowitz-report/karaoke-machine-backs-out-of-performing-at-inauguration   On the other hand, rumor has it that Vladimir Putin will make a surprise appearance, shirtlessly flexing his muscles and rippling his chest for the edification of the audience.   While I’m at it, permit me to say that Rep. John Lewis’s claim that Donald Trump “is not a legitimate president” [Read More…]

One way to cut down on internet traffic

    “Waste no more time arguing what a good man should be.  Be one.” Marcus Aurelius (emperor of Rome, AD 161-180)     [Read more…]

Yes, the time has very nearly run out.

    I posted an item last night indicating that time is rapidly running out for the chance to do a Mediterranean cruise this summer that would be interrupted at awkward moments by my random blatherings on irrelevant subjects.  Here is the link to that post:   “This is your last chance.”   Some readers evidently missed [Read More…]

This is your last chance.

    If you’re at all interested in coming on a Mediterranean cruise with, well, me from 18-30 June this summer, the time for decision has arrived.   I’m told that, although a number of people have signed up for the cruise, that number is still roughly nine short of what it needs to be [Read More…]

On Martin Luther King Day

    We must accept finite disappointment, but never lose infinite hope.  Martin Luther King, Jr.     [Read more…]