Month: September 2010

Spiritual Anorexia

For my birthday, my mother-in-law gave me a couple of CDs.  One of those CDs is a talk by Hank Smith.  The name of the talk is “My Soul Hungered and My Stomach Growled!”.   This talk reiterates one of the concerns that Momzoo and I have been having lately.  We feel that there is a trend in the LDS church to do what is popular, and if you don’t agree with what is said, you just don’t do it and eventually the Church will change its stance on it.   If you would like to read more about that, you can …

Wanna be…

I recently had a communication with someone on FaceBook.   This particular person is pushing, or trying to get the community to vote against someone during the election this November.  After pushing for some information and asking for details, this person said the following:

What ever Mike, it’s not all about you. I really could care less about your wanting to hear details, who are you, but a wanna be. get over your self….

Was I just called a “Wanna be”?   A “Wanna be” for what?   And that was when I came to the conclusion that yes, I am a

The Old Man Wept

Momzoo and I for our date night went to Costco in Lehi to pick up some bread.  That was not the only thing we did, but we needed to get some to get us through the weekend.  When we were there we saw a booth for a local company called Cultural Hall home decor.  You can visit their website at:

I found the print called “The Old Man Wept”, and fell in love with it.  As most of you know, I like Benjamin Franklin, and I liked this picture.  I suggest that you check out their exhibit if …


In a convention speech given by Benjamin Franklin on June 2, 1787, he discusses the topic of salaries and political figures.

There are two Passions which have a powerful Influence in the Affairs of Men. These are Ambition and Avarice; the Love of Power, and the Love of Money. Separately each of these has great Force in prompting Men to Action; but when united in View of the same Object, they have in many Minds the most violent Effect. Place before the Eyes of such Men a [Post] of Honor that shall at the same time be a Place of

How to live your life…

25. …  exhorting all men to come unto God, the Holy One of Israel, and believe in prophesying, and in revelations, and in the ministering of angels, and in the gift of speaking with tongues, and in the gift of interpreting languages, and in all things which are good; for there is nothing which is good save it comes from the Lord; and that which is evil cometh from the devil.

26 And now, my beloved brethren, I would that ye should acome unto Christ, who is the Holy One of Israel, and partake of his salvation, and the

Boy Touch…. Girl Touch….

This weekend was a FUN weekend.  After the regular Saturday and Sunday events, we had a day to ourselves.  If you can call it that.  Momzoo and I went to one of the local fruit stands to buy several boxes of tomatoes.  Then she spent the day making tomato soup, stewed tomatoes, and today she will be making tomato sauce.  The rest of the family got to let their hair down.  (I am sure that we will see a post by Momzoo on her canning activities shortly.)

Our family discovered a fun game, it started when Momzoo and I were …

In the moment.

In the movie Star Trek: Insurrection there is a scene where Captain Jean-Luc Picard (Patrick Stewart) and an alien woman, Ba’Ku, named Anij (Donna Murphy) live in the moment.  Because of the Ba’Ku’s long life, they have learned the ability to slow time.  Or to live in a moment for a time.  Two times in the move, Anij and Picard both slow down time to live in the moment.

Anij: Have you ever experienced, a perfect moment in time?

Captain Picard: A perfect moment?

Anij: When time seemed to stop, and you could almost live, in that moment.

Captain Picard: …

The Mexican Fisherman

The Mexican Fisherman

Author Unknown

The American investment banker was at the pier of a small coastal Mexican village when a small boat with just one fisherman docked.

Inside the small boat were several large yellow fin tuna.

The American complimented the Mexican on the quality of his fish and asked how long it took to catch them.

The Mexican replied, “Only a little while.”

The American then asked, “Why didn’t you stay out longer and catch more fish?”

The Mexican said, “With this I have more than enough to support my family’s needs.”

The American then asked, “But what …