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Christopher Columbus: Saint or Sinner?

This Columbus Day is likely to bring a flood of comments over social media and news media about the evil nature of Columbus. As has been the case for the past few decades, pundits will use Columbus Day as an … Continue reading

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The Legacy of Joseph Smith

June 27, 1844 At about 5:00 p.m. local time on June 27, 1844 – 171 years ago today – an armed mob attacked the jail in Carthage, Illinois, and murdered Joseph Smith and his brother, Hyrum. The murderous mobocrats undoubtedly hoped that the … Continue reading

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Paella: It’s Personal

“Paella,” according to Wikipedia, “is a Valencian rice dish with ancient roots that originated in its modern form in the mid-nineteenth century near Albufera lagoon, a coastal lagoon in Valencia, on the east coast of Spain. The dish is widely regarded as Spain’s national dish, but … Continue reading

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My Spain: Missionary Reunion

One of the principle reasons we went back to Spain this fall was to hold a reunion with some of our missionaries who live there. About 70% of our missionaries were from North America, and most the rest were from … Continue reading

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We Are Moving (2) – The Miracles

WHY WE ARE MOVING It’s true that I have talked about moving for several years now. Our home on Harvard Avenue was a great place to raise our children, and they have become great adults. But it has three great … Continue reading

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We Are Moving (1) – A Fond Farewell

So, after twenty years on Harvard Avenue, we are moving. This is not our first move – our new home will be the eighth house we have lived in since we were married in October of 1973 – but this … Continue reading

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Some Thoughts About Thinking

Three conversations during the past couple of weeks caused me to think about something I read as a college student that had lasting impact on my life. The first conversation was a brief discussion with my sister about a study … Continue reading

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The Answer, My Friend, is Lorre Wyatt

By Clark Hinckley, November 2005 [The names of some of the players in this story have been changed] In the heady days of the Internet bubble, the pundits liked to say that “the Internet changes everything.” Then the bubble burst, fortunes … Continue reading

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Why I Voted for Romney

I cast my vote yesterday, and I voted for Mitt Romney. I know my particular vote won’t make a big difference – I live in a solid Republican state whose six electoral votes have never been in doubt – so … Continue reading

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Lightening Strikes Twice

I saw it happen again last night. With no time left on the clock, a potentially game-changing field goal attempt bounced off the left upright. The first time I saw this happen in Rice-Eccles Stadium, it resulted in Utah losing … Continue reading

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