Monthly Archives: November 2009

2009/11 – Timpani

Thanksgiving came and went.  We had a stake fireside; Elaine Dalton was invited to speak by her son who lives in our stake.  A stake orchestra had been arranged, which played by themselves and also accompanied our two hymns.   … Continue reading

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2009/11 – Rock Painter

I came home again today (Wednesday the 25th).   — I’ve been living in Provo for about as long as I spent in Mongolia…  Things at last are starting to change, I think.  One of my prayers has been for … Continue reading

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2009/11 – Weight

On the weekend, my mom reminded me that they would go get a tree after Thanksgiving.   …I remembered how I’d never invited her out to Manila…  There has never really been a chance since she got here.  She’s been … Continue reading

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2009/11 – Connection

Two bads and two goods yesterday.   (1) I was just a minute or two too slow in finishing my cleaning job before the lady arrived for the monthly apartment evaluations, and I failed with the rest of my flatmates.  I’m not surprised … Continue reading

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2009/11 – Flash Bulb

I was going to go shopping on Monday night, but I put it off.  After the library closed (shortly before midnight) on Tuesday night, I went home, then prepared and left to the store.  I was walking west, down 600 … Continue reading

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2009/11 – Crack in the Mask

I commented on Facebook about the war in Afghanistan…   I’ve thought for a long time… maybe even since a year ago… about what to do if Americans’ war-hatred turned them against the new president like it did against the … Continue reading

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2009/11 – In Our Lovely Deseret

The library here had a display this week about the “Deseret Alphabet”, a new writing system for English invented by Utahns a century and a half ago.   I’d heard of it before, but now, here in linguistics, I felt obligated to … Continue reading

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