It matters. It really, really matters.

It matters. It really, really matters. September 8, 2019


Kelly makes a beeline for Whitmer
Reporter Edwin Kelly strides toward David Whitmer’s Richmond, Missouri, livery stable in this scene from the filming of the Interpreter Foundation’s “Witnesses” project.
(Photograph by James Jordan, shared by Russell Richins)


Some of you will be familiar with the name of Clark Goble, a believing Latter-day Saint with a strong background in physics, mathematics, and philosophy who was very active in high-end areas of the “bloggernacle” and who, among other things, was deeply involved in Amano Artisan Chocolate.  An extraordinarily bright and multifaceted fellow.


There’s a 2010 interview with him in Physics Today:


“Q&A with a physicist turned chocolatier”


I was distressed to hear just a few hours ago that he has passed away, quite suddenly and (if I’m not mistaken) not yet fifty years of age.  He leaves his wife behind, and several still fairly young children.


A Clark Goble Memorial account has been established at GoFundMe:


As far as funeral arrangements for Brother Goble go, this is what I have, which is subject to confirmation and correction:


Viewing: Friday, 13 September, from 6-8 PM
Viewing:  Saturday, 14 September, at 9:30 AM
Family Prayer:  Saturday, 14 September, at 10:45 AM
Funeral:  Saturday, 14 September, at 11 AM

Chapel, Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints
1315 East 900 South
Provo, Utah 84606


His death is a serious loss, and not only to his immediate family.


They need and deserve our prayers.


It’s at times like these that the Gospel of Christ glistens in its true and deepest significance:


Thou shalt live together in love, insomuch that thou shalt weep for the loss of them that die, and more especially for those that have not hope of a glorious resurrection.

And it shall come to pass that those that die in me shall not taste of death, for it shall be sweet unto them.  (Doctrine and Covenants 42:45-46)




How about a bit of happier news?


Kelly in Whitmer's stable.
The first phase of filming actually took place in Upper Canada Village, Ontario.
(Photo by James Jordan, courtesy of Russ Richins)


Another note on Friday’s remarkable program:


“‘Heart healer’: President Nelson honors Jesus Christ at 95th birthday celebration: He also provided a concise summary of his presidency of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints”


Here’s a wonderful story.  I wish that I knew Chinese:


“Latter-Day Saint Missionaries Caught On Hidden Camera Helping Blind Woman In Taiwan”


Looking on in Ontario.
A seemingly simple film requires a small army of people to make it work.
(Photo by James Jordan, cinematographer and co-scriptwriter, and provided by producer Russell Richins.)



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