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Jonathan Max Wilson
poetry + programming + puppetry + everything else
poetry + programming + puppetry + everything else

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Fantastic! "Smiling" Joseph Smith and Brigham Young memes created using a FaceApp.

Images originally posted by Spencer Pettit:

#lds #mormon #funny #photo
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If your kids are interested in music performance, come down to the free Soundhouse Open House today in American Fork between 10am and 1pm.

All of the program's award-winning youth bands will be performing rock, jazz, pop, swing, and more.

Staff will be available to answer questions, and kids can sign up to audition for the program at the end of the summer.

#music #utah #education #events

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Starting to see some pears and apples in our orchard. Yay!
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During this school year, our daughters have been participating in Caleb Chapman's Soundhouse, an award-winning music performance program here in American Fork Utah.

Battle of the Bands
May 5th & May 6th
7:30pm - 10:00pm (Doors open 7:00pm)
555 E Main Street Ste A, American Fork, UT
$5/person $20/family

On Friday May 5th and Saturday 6th, the Soundhouse program will hold a "Battle of the Bands" event where several Soundhouse bands will perform 20 minute sets. It is a great opportunity to both enjoy a variety of live music and to see the quality of the program. Classic Rock, Funk, Reggae, Beetles Covers, Ska, and more. Attending the Battle of the Bands event last year contributed to our decision to have our girls audition for the program.

Open House
May 20th
9:00am - 2:00pm
555 E Main Street Ste A, American Fork, UT

On Saturday May 20th, the Soundhouse will have an open house where you can come see all of the bands perform, chat with people about the program, and sign up for auditions. You'll be blown away by the quality of music created by teens and children.

Incidentally, the Soundhouse program is opening franchises in many different places outside of Utah. If you are interested in music education, you may want to check it out.

Hope to see some of you there!

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"He who knows the precepts and neglects to obey them is like one that lights a candle in the darkness and then closes his eyes."

- Apostle Hugh B. Brown, 1969

#lds #mormon #quotes

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Sometimes the complexities of government and law that are meant to benefit us have tragic unintended consequences. Long but worth your time:

"...somewhere at Google there is a database containing 25-million books and nobody is allowed to read them. It’s like that scene at the end of the first Indiana Jones movie where they put the Ark of the Covenant back on a shelf somewhere, lost in the chaos of a vast warehouse. It’s there. The books are there. People have been trying to build a library like this for ages—to do so, they’ve said, would be to erect one of the great humanitarian artifacts of all time—and here we’ve done the work to make it real and we were about to give it to the world and now, instead, it’s 50 or 60 petabytes on disk, and the only people who can see it are half a dozen engineers on the project who happen to have access because they’re the ones responsible for locking it up."

Other than brief encounters in passing, I have not watched cable or broadcast TV since 1994.

We have never watched either cable or broadcast television in our home. I've seen clips now and then posted on the internet. Every once in a while we have checked it out as a kind of novelty when we have stayed in a hotel.

I know of the various news, commentary, comedy, and celebrity personalities. But I have not watched their shows.

We used to rent videos. Now we steam from Netflix or Amazon or Plex. Our kids hardly understand commercial breaks. The idea of watching whatever is currently on is utterly foreign to them. We choose what we want to consume.

I believe this choice has been a very positive thing for our family.


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Nice rainbow on an otherwise stressful day. 
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