The concentration of wealth around the District of Columbia

    Driving south from Reagan National Airport, it’s impossible to miss the number of large, new corporate buildings that line the way.  For a list of some of them, see here.   By at least one measure, most of the ten richest counties in the United States are now in the greater Washington D.C. [Read More…]

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A look back at some of the top Mormon-related news stories of 2015

    I’ll bet that you’d forgotten some of them.  I had.   http://www.mormonnewsroom.org/2015-year-in-review   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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Music of Christmas 22

    An arrangement for piano, by Mark Hayes, of Away in a Manger:   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=veB_qcN3UT8   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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Rainbeer Kang

    Yesterday, about to board a plane from Salt Lake City Reagan National Airport, I heard an announcement for what sounded like either “Raindeer Kang” or “Rainbeer Kang.”  I think it was the latter.  It may even have been this specific fellow.   That announcement put me in mind of two of the greatest [Read More…]

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“Jesus became like us so that we could become like him”

    A nice Deseret News Christmas piece by Taylor Halverson:   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865644066/Jesus-became-like-us-so-that-we-could-become-like-him.html   Posted from Richmond, Virginia   [Read more…]

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“The Stakes in the War on Christmas”

    Bruce Thornton, a scholar of classics and comparative literature associated with the Hoover Institution at Stanford, offers a thoughtful opinion piece on the annual struggles between secularism, on the one hand, and, on the other, public celebrations of (or even references to) the religious meaning of Christmas:   http://www.hoover.org/research/stakes-war-christmas   Posted from Richmond, [Read More…]

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In the Washington Post: “Everybody Loves ‘Star Wars.’ But Here’s Why Mormons Especially Love ‘Star Wars'”

    https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/acts-of-faith/wp/2015/12/21/everybody-loves-star-wars-but-heres-why-mormons-especially-love-star-wars/   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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Two quotations from Robert E. Lee

     “I cannot trust a man to control others who cannot control himself. “The education of a man is never completed until he dies.”   Posted from Richmond, Virginia   [Read more…]

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‘Twas the Night Before the Revolution

    Merry Christmas, and death to the capitalist exploiters of the proletariat!   http://existentialcomics.com/comic/112   Thanks to Stephen Smoot alerting me to this poem.   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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“Kenyan Muslims shield Christians in Mandera bus attack”

    http://www.bbc.com/news/world-africa-35151967   Kindly brought to my attention by Jabra Ghneim   Posted from Richmond, Virginia     [Read more…]

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