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"One consequence of Elder Oaks’ clarifying sermon is that it should have an immediate, personal application to every member who applies for a temple recommend."

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"People can become enslaved or put themselves in bondage not only to harmful, addictive substances but also to harmful, addictive philosophies that detract from righteous living."

-- "Lamentations of Jeremiah: Beware of Bondage", Elder Quentin L. Cook of the Twelve Apostles of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, October 2013 General Conference
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This idea is what I was attempting to explain a couple of years ago in this blog post:
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This is interesting. There is a recently published book called "Daily Rituals"  in which the author collected information about the daily routines of “brilliant and successful” creators. (

This site has created the following infographic based on the book.

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The Internet is funny. My blog has received an unusual amount of traffic in the last 3 days. The post I wrote Sunday evening garnered an unexpected number of readers, but since then it has been dwarfed by traffic to three older posts, 2 of which I wrote just over a year ago and 1 written over two and a half years ago.

While I know where some of the traffic is coming from, the vast majority of visits are linked from Facebook conversations and most of it isn't from Facebook conversations that I can see among my own friends.

So there are a bunch of people talking about things I wrote over a year ago, but I have no idea what they are saying.
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I haven't read the first one in that list but I really enjoyed the other two when I read them.
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We'll be watching the General Conference of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints this weekend and receive instruction from living prophets and apostles.

You can watch the live video feed for free online:
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Even Andrew Sullivan, who is a well known pundit and same-sex marriage activist, and who self-identifies as gay, is "disgusted" by the ousting of Brendan Eich from Mozilla because of Eich's 2008 support for Prop. 8.

This is a sad day for our culture. I encourage you to uninstall the Mozilla Firefox browser and let Mozilla know why.
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Google Chrome is better than Firefox anyway. 
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8.2 earthquake reported off the coast of Chile. Tsunami warning. Espero que mis queridos Chilenos estén bien.
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From a business point of view, the effort to oust Eich from Mozilla is bad for business. They now have themselves in a situation where one group is uninstalling their product if Eich is ousted and another group is uninstalling their product unless Eich is ousted. So no matter what happens at this point they lose customers. This was a foolish move by the Mozilla employees who started it. There is no winning move for the company.
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This is what happens when economics and sociopolitical status get together.
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poetry + programming + puppetry + everything else
I'm a dedicated Mormon family man with wide ranging interests in religion, politics, history, science, nature, technology, education, language, and art.

An experienced web application engineer by profession, I'm formally educated in English literature and literary criticism with additional studies in physics and electronics.

On the side, I perform puppet-comedy shows, dabble in mime as time permits, and am trying to be a part-time farmer.

I am a firm believer in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints and I run a web portal for LDS blogs.  I also often write about Mormon related subjects on my own blog, Sixteen Small Stones.

As a conservative republican curmudgeon, I believe strongly that the U.S. Constitution should be interpreted through the natural rights philosophy of the Declaration of Independence and principles of limited government, liberty, responsibility, virtue, self-reliance, thrift, and self-control.

I was born and raised in the western United States. I have also lived in Santiago Chile and traveled in Puerto Rico, Italy, and Israel.
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Didn't learn to read until I was nearly 9 years old. Read The Lord of the Rings and the Silmarillion by the time I was 11 years old.
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