Monthly Archives: August 2008

Harbingers

Yesterday was the singles ward.  Ryan gave an enjoyable lesson.  My mother and I afterwards visited my grandmother, and together we went to Uncle Carl’s house to drop off a late wedding gift.  My grandma and mom are hilarious together… … Continue reading

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Stand a Little Taller

Yuck.  Here we go again…   Can’t you Chinese just straighten out?   A quote I just read about the underage gymnasts: At the end of last year the Chinese government’s own official news agency, Xinhua, reported that He Kexin … Continue reading

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White Christmas

Craig Romrell saw me on the road on Thursday, just after I got off the bus at Albertson’s near my house.  He called me later and offered to drive me to the singles ward, which he said was on… 2800 East 3000 … Continue reading

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Prohibited Uses: You Will Not Degrade Anybody for Any Reason

I re-posted that picture two times on Facebook, first explaining and then defending it, and two times it was deleted again (those lurkers come online between about 2:30 and 3:30 every day, by the way).   My final comments, posted … Continue reading

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Facebook: Showing us How to “Kowtow”

In an extraordinary coincidence, I found out after that last entry that the Facebook Schutzstaffel had broken into my account there and torn down my profile picture, apparently the result of a double-crossing fellow Scramble player’s accusal.  It had mostly been quietly … Continue reading

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Disrespecting the Chinese

O.k., this is the last straw.  I just read this on a Yahoo article about getting people to say "Beijing" correctly (which happens to have been a personal cause of mine for a long time now): "Mispronunciations are misinformation. The … Continue reading

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August 14, Thursday – Page One

Misinformation washes over the land, a spreading contagion.   I posted on some Tibet article recently that education would win out in the end; truth would prevail.  It was a faith-based statement.  What my eyes see is that this world is getting wronger … Continue reading

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