It’s Complicated

Look, I’m no expert. I’m not. I barely feel competent in my own professional field. I don’t pretend to grand knowledge. I think it is hubris for anyone to pretend to grand knowledge. The world is simply too big and too complex to get any kind of real handle on. When you add up all […]

Getting Creative in Advertising


Sometimes your advertising need to evoke emotion or present pictures that don’t make a lot of sense when you compare them to the rest of the world. This is one of those ads for me. It came to me like a dream and when I saw what it could be, I couldn’t let it go. […]

Why I Stay

This building will always be dear to me in a very personal way.

There have been too many “high-profile” LDS folk taking their stories to blogs, social media, and to traditional media, for me not to address the topic of popularity, right now. I’m a member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. I have been my whole life. Lest you think that is somehow a […]

The Problem of Abraham


Christians, Jews, and Muslims struggle with the story of Abraham. And many who seek to tear down or dissuade others from organized religion, Jehovah worship in particular, use the story of Abraham as an example of an unjust, uncaring God who can neither be loving nor interested in human suffering. Setting aside all of the […]

The Democratization of Money


When the Continental Congress finally adopted the Declaration of Independence, they did so with the intent of freeing themselves from a despotic and tyrannical system which had been oppressing them for a looooooooong time. Did they imagine a new, better world for themselves? Arguably, not for themselves per se, but for their children and grandchildren […]

A Glimpse Into The Crypto Future


In the bowels of the Salt Lake Library, isolated from the coffee drinking hipsters in leather skirts, the open palms of transients seeking shelter, and the curious gazeĀ of families passing time, a group of thirty or so give unfailing attention to a tie-less man in a blue blazer who is uncovering details of the strategy […]

A Request for Extended Kindness

The Bair Canyon Branch

Church is for sinners. SINNERS. When Jesus Christ made his way through Palestine and the surrounding areas preaching the gospel, he often associated with people many Jews considered evil, dirty, and sinful. They accused him by his association with them. In response Christ gave three of what I consider to be the most poignant parables […]

Predicting the Death of Bitcoin is the New Luddite Pastime


Luddites have become historically famous for their protest against labor-saving machinery that threatened to, and eventually did, put most of them out of business. The plight of the Luddites has been felt many times over in the last two centuries. With the advent of new machinery, whole segments of industry are threatened, and either they […]

Do-It-Yourself Valentine’s Day Fortune Teller


Valentine’s Day for some is a time of candy and flowers and nice cards, but my wife, and probably many more women, would like something a little more personal and a little more thought out on Valentine’s Day. To that end, I was browsing the webs and found a nice Valentine’s Day Fortune Teller, like […]

On Black Markets and Medical Prohibitions


I received an email from a friend the other day asking if I had any illicit connections to help them get a particular medical treatment for a loved one. They don’t have insurance, don’t regularly see doctors, but it’s pretty clear that this treatment would help reduce the risk of high blood pressure, heart attack, […]