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Book Review: The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power

Book Review: The Mormon Hierarchy: Wealth and Corporate Power Author: D Michael Quinn Published by: Signature Books, 2017 ISBN: 978-1-56085-235-3  Price: 49.95 I don’t remember much about May, 1983 (give me a break, I was only 10), but I *do* remember one experience very distinctly.  One afternoon my parents drove the four of us children from […]

Book Review: Moth and Rust Mormon Encounters with Death

Title:  Moth and Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death,  Edited by: Stephen Carter, Published: Signature books, 2017, Pages: 257 Genre: Narrative Non (mostly!) Fiction ISBN: 978-1-56085-265-0 Price: 23.95 When Devery Anderson at Signature Books contacted me and asked me if I would like a review copy of “Moth and Rust: Mormon Encounters with Death,” he did not […]

Of Berries and Migrants

My family LOVES fresh berries. I know, you don’t care, but bear with me for a few minutes.  The local community college has a “U Pick” garden.  Among their fresh fruits are rows and rows of raspberries, both read and golden, and blackberries. They give you a bucket and you can pick all that you […]

Stop Blaming Victims

SO, after the tragic bombing at the Ariana Grande concert in Manchester, England, the Anti Islam/anti Muslim posts have already started showing up. Here are my 2 cents: For the last 5 years I have worked 45 to 50 hours a week as a job counselor in Southern Idaho. About 30 to 40 percent of […]

When Will We Ever Learn

Given current world events I think that this song is as relevant now as it ever was.

Trump’s Colossus

“The New Colossus” as understood by Donald Trump: Give me your White, your Rich, Your Millionaires yearning to invest, The Wealthy who build beach houses along shore. Send these, the Multiple home owning, limo-riding in to me, I lift my lamp for those who bring gold to my door!”

Review of “The Garden of Enid: Adventures of a Weird Mormon Girl, Part 1”

Review of “The Garden of Enid: Adventures of a Weird Mormon Girl, Part 1” by Scott Hales, published by Greg Kofford Books, 2016 Binding: Paper ISBN: 978-1-58958-562-1 Price: 22.95   No two ways about it, 2016 has been a tough year.  As a society we have lost so many of the people that have made […]

Book Review: Hosea Stout: Lawman, Legislator, Mormon Defender

Title: Hosea Stout: Lawman, Legislator, Mormon Defender Author: Stephen Prince Publisher: Utah State University Press Genre: Biography Year Published: 2016 Number of Pages: 379 Binding: Cloth ISBN: 978-1-60732-476-8 Price: $29.95 Let all those who pass the bridge to council go unmolested, except Bishop Miller; kill him and throw him over the bridge – Order given […]

My Name is Emmett Till

14 year old Emmett Till was murdered in Mississippi  on August 28, 1955. It has been 61 years since his death. Sixty One years and some days I wonder what we in the United States have learned. Sixty One years I wonder how much we have grown and how much has changed.  Sixty One years […]

#TacosForTrump

To honor and celebrate Donald Trump’s impending loss in the US Presidential race, I intend on eating some form of Taco every Tuesday between now and November 8th. Tonight I had a fairly common U.S. Tex Mex ground beef Taco in a hard shell with, beans, cheese, and onions. I invite everyone to join me […]

What They Need’s a Damn Good Whacking

After reading the news of drastic increases in the price of Epipens and Insulin over the last couple of years (as well as the unreasonably and unnecessarily high prices on many other life saving drugs), I want to dedicate this Hymns of Social Justice post featuring a live performance of George Harrison’s song “Piggies” (Originally […]

Book Review: The “Joseph Smith Papers – Documents Volume 4: April 1834 to September 1835”

Editors: Matthew C. Godfrey, Brenden W. Rensink, Alex D. Smith, Max H Parkin, and Alexander L. Baugh Publisher: The Church Historians Press Number of Pages: 668 Binding: Cloth ISBN: 13:978-1-62972-174-3 Price: $54.95 I was on my LDS mission on Oklahoma City when I first began taking a very serious interest in trying to learn as […]