Here’s a little Utah news that you might not know about, but hopefully find interesting. A company with a large employee base in Utah will be protested by Occupy LA, Occupy Oakland, and maybe even Occupy Seattle. Who are they protesting? SSA Marine When? Today. Why? Because the Occupy movement claims that SSA Marine is owned by Goldman-Sachs. I know this in part because I work for SSA Marine.  I have worked with them for 8 years now and it has been a great company to work for. But the point of this piece to show how ill-informed the Occupy

The Big News that Someone (me) Leaked on Monday

The future of this blog may be in peril… It may never be like it was before… Hey, who said that… What do you mean… “There might actually be some activity around here!”? No. I mean that I may never find time to post again. I truly hate to predict the demise of this blog, but there is pending activity in my personal life that will most likely make it hard to blog. I have written about this pending change in my life before. So much so, that many of you probably thought that it was just talk. Honestly, I

Merry Anniversary and Happy Christmas

Well, it is a little know fact that three years ago, I started blogging by wishing the world a Merry Christmas. So, in commemoration of the world shattering event, I wish you all a Happy Christmas. There have been some ups and downs with this blog lately, including a move from one server to another. And some of you are eager to see the resurrection of this blogs as there has been more posts in the past few days than has normally been. However, I am afraid that it is all rather misleading, but you will have to wait until

A Christmas Missionary Memory

Our local ward is putting together a collection of Christmas stories to send to the missionaries who are presently serving missions from our ward.  They specifically asked for Christmas stories from our missions.  And when I heard that I knew that I had to share the following story: In 1991, I spent my first Christmas away from my family.  I loved Christmas time as a kid, and it was hard to be away from my family.  But I was serving the Lord in Pusan, Korea and I knew that I was where my family and the Lord wanted me to

Mowing the Lawn

I hate mowing the lawn. I have seriously considered xeroscaping my whole yard simply to get myself out of this mundane mostly pointless task. A task placed upon in the true spirit of Adam and Eve. It is the curse place on me because my forefathers partook of the fruit. Our ancestors started this evil practice of growing fescue, bermuda, and rye hoping to be the envy of their neighbors. All it has left us with is a yearning to walk out on lush greenness in our bare feet and the never ending burden of summer called mowing. We grow

Getting Off of the Hoot

I have complained about it before. I have even given expressions of hope that it was going to happen before. But this time it is serious. I have been working the graveyard shift (hoot owl, hoot for short, is what we call it here) for just shy of 4 years now. And as trite and even cliche as it might sound, I am tired of it. Well, after almost two years of letting the boss know that I am ready for a change, it looks like things are pointing in the right direction. The big difference is that I am