Archive | November 2012

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Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium – a Child’s Allegory?

I watched this movie the other night – “Mr. Magorium’s Wonder Emporium”.  I never had seen it before, although it came out in 2007, but I couldn’t help but smile all the way through.  It was a smile from somewhere deep inside – a smile buried under 60 years of living in a telestial world.  […]

Secret Combinations for Dummies

I was recently asked to speak at a dinner meeting for Mormon Chronicle. At about the same time, I was asked by a reader what was the basis for my belief in secret combinations and their role in world affairs today. This friend was looking for specific documented proof of organized, Satanic conspiracies, which I […]

Seeking Exaltation – Part 2: Calling and Election

In the previous episode: I return now to my new friend’s statement – “I’ve been endowed, I’ve been married in the temple. What now?…Enduring to the end sounds so grim!” I think far too many of us – good, faithful members of the church – kind of go into a spiritual holding pattern after we’ve […]

When Mrs. Stover Gets to Washington

Are we slaves to the Nanny State? Is Socialism at our doorstep? I wrote this song about 16 years ago. It evolved from conversations with my mother and the realization that she had a lot of common sense about politics and society. The song is a fun ballad, a little tongue-in-cheek, but the message is […]