Gimme Shelter

Gimme shelter!

  A film that might be worth watching . . .  and worthy of your support: I think it's important to show Hollywood that movies embodying broadly Christian values can be commercially successful.  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]


Separated at birth?

  Sorry.  I can't recall who it was who brought this important item to my attention.  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]

“Satan at the State House”

No, not him.

   A genuine problem, inevitable with growing diversity and not easy to "solve":  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]

My life as a provincial Mormon rube

The Denver Colorado Temple of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Dedicated 1986) (Click to enlarge.)

  Many years ago, early in my mission to German-speaking Switzerland, my companion and I ran into a Swiss woman who, though an inactive Mormon, was still a nominal member of the Church.  She hastened to explain that she could no longer be confined within the narrow world of Mormonism.  She had, she told us, lived for seven years in Frankfurt. I found her explanation hilarious then, and still do.  Frankfurt is a bit less than two hundred miles from Zürich -- in o … [Read more...]

“Creating a List of ‘Standard Works’ on Book of Mormon Authenticity”

Is it an authentic account?

   I think that I failed to call attention to this entry on the blog of The Interpreter Foundation:  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]

“How do you solve a problem like Wendy?”

Could this woman give Hillary Clinton a run for her money?

  For those few of you out there who may be following the Wendy Davis story . . .  It seems to be growing less and less inspirational: And, if you don't believe me, click the link to Ann Coulter's piece in the article above.  Posted from Orlando, Florida    … [Read more...]

Yellow Dog Eats

Yellow Dog Eats

  My wife and friends headed off to Universal Studios or some such place. I'm still feeling more than a little under the weather and low on energy and, anyway, I've got a lot to do.  So I stayed home.  I couldn't imagine being out all day, and I didn't want anybody to have to bring me home if I suddenly couldn't hack it any more. But it helps to have a son and daughter-in-law in the area.  They came to my rescue so that I didn't have to spend the en … [Read more...]

Panem et circenses, Or, if you’re one of these, please don’t vote!

We'll soon be subjected to the president's annual "State of the Union" address. I'm speechless with anticipation.

   I don't necessarily lament low voter turn-out in American elections.  Most people who don't care enough to vote should, in my judgment, stay home.  The republic will be safer if low-information voters -- of the type who vote for congressional candidates because they're cute, or choose all judicial candidates whose names begin with "b," to say nothing of those who're simply seeking to profit from bigger government handouts and, therefore, vote for the most, um, " … [Read more...]