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Thursday, July 5, 2012

MC Solaar!

Who remembers this song? And it comes with subtitles!

Tuesday, May 22, 2012


It's very important to brush up on life saving skills from time to time. Might I suggest you watch this video so that you might know what to do in case someone you know is choking.

Sorry.  This link has been shut down by the man for some reason.  It was a great Sigur Ros Video.  Anyway, sorry about that.

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Investing in Education

I'm curious what you fellas think about this article on the pros and cons of college education.

Do you feel it was a good investment for you? Do you wish you had done anything differently? What advice should I give my high-school students? 

Thursday, February 23, 2012

Missionary Parents and the Work of the Kingdom

My parents just got their mission call to the Germany Alpine mission. My Dad served in the Austria, Vienna mission back in the 60's so I'm excited for him to get to go back to Austria. The mission covers Austria, southern Germany and parts of Switzerland. They won't be in Switzerland because the Swiss government no longer allows foreign missionaries. I hadn't heard that! [Insert Swiss ridicule here.]

My parents are signed up to serve for 1 year and then can extend if they feel like they should. I remember when I first thought about my parents serving a mission I felt a little sad about them missing out on events in the lives of their grandchildren. But now I'm just excited. It think this is just what every older LDS  couple needs to shake up their marriage and do something that can bring them together in new ways. In fact, Taliatha and I are going to set up our own mission fund so we can go together.

Speaking of missions, I would like to add that I have finally reached the point in my life where I feel more spiritually alive and engaged in the work than I did as a full time missionary. I don't say this to brag about how great I am, but because it is so exciting for me and I hope my excitement is a little contagious. Priesthood service in the gospel is where it's at. I love my farm and other interests, but serving the Lord is rewarding in a much more satisfying way.

At our ward conference in January our stake president challenged our ward to be ready to divide within 1 year. I am on the high council and am assigned to my home ward. I am actively working with our bishopric to reactivate men in the ward and help our new convert men make it to the temple. We've already seen one unlikely reactivation and an incredible conversion.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Manly Manly Jed

Untitled from Jed Wells on Vimeo.

I'm proud of you, Glimglom. We're all proud of you.

Monday, November 14, 2011

Lars-Erik Larsson

I just put this on Facebook, but in the spirit of Brandie's last post I posted it here so you guys know just how awesome it is. This is The Winter's Tale by Lars-Erik Larsson. I heard it on our classical station out in NC a few years ago and it's stuck with me ever since as a real favorite. It's short but truly sublime--or whatever great adjective you want to use. You can thank me later.