Let that be a lesson to ye, Dan-o!

  Read your emails. I know.  If, like me, you get lots and lots of them, it can be deucedly hard to keep up. But I lost three or four blog posts last night.  They simply disappeared.  Vanished.  And, since I compose them on the site itself, rather than transferring them from elsewhere, they're genuinely gone. Irreplaceable treasures of insight and wit, lost to humankind forever. How did this happen?  Patheos, it turns out, … [Read more...]

“Trek by Mormon pioneers helped create identity”

   A Pioneer Day column from three years ago: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/700164642/Trek-by-Mormon-pioneers-helped-create-identity.html   … [Read more...]

“Nine things you need to know about Hamas — straight from its charter”

  I'm not, candidly, a big fan of Hamas: http://dailycaller.com/2014/07/22/9-things-you-need-to-know-about-hamas-straight-from-its-charter/   … [Read more...]

Anonymous slander on the Web

a definition of "slander"

  The Web is a wonderful thing.  It puts information and research at one's fingertips in a way that would have been inconceivable only a couple of decades ago.  In fact -- given my hoary old age -- I am a witness:  Most of us never imagined it.  Couldn't have. But the Web can also be used for less reputable and more harmful purposes.   Terrorists use it.  Pornographers have made a fortune at it.  Sleaze for which one would, years ago, have had to wade into the w … [Read more...]

Happy Pioneer Day!

Handcart pioneers

   My Deseret News column for today: http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865607432/Remembering-the-Exodus-2-both-ancient-and-modern.html   … [Read more...]

“Finding God through the history, philosophy of science”

Christchurch College, University of Oxford

   http://www.deseretnews.com/article/865589677/Finding-God-through-the-history-philosophy-of-science.html   … [Read more...]

Perhaps a faint glimmer of hope for my beloved California?

Neel Kashkari

  http://www.nationalreview.com/article/383510/californias-goldwater-20-george-will   … [Read more...]

From the PR department

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