Category: Life

Focusing on Art

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve posted here. I think that’s because I’ve been trying to focus on my photography, so I haven’t spent much time thinking about other things. Since I posted last, I’ve learned a ton about digital photography and how to use my DSLR properly. I’ve also completed an online course …

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Memories and Dreams

The memory is hazy. Perhaps because I was young then. Perhaps because it never really happened. Whatever the reason, I still remember the look in his eyes. I ran down the long hall, the large Phillips screwdriver clutched tightly in my seven-year-old fist. Back and forth between the two bedrooms at the end of the …

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What’s In A Name?

Red Rose

Have you ever thought of changing your name? I’m sure most of us have at some point or another in our lifetime. Celebrities and authors are frequently known by names other than the one they were born with. Some people change their name because they want to be unique or because they think a different …

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Post-Move Activity

We have now been in our new house for two months and we are starting to get settled in. I have begun writing a new novel, unfortunately laying aside my other novel plans at the moment. I have also finished the LearnKey website redesign and written three posts for the LearnKey blog in that time. …

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Recent History

Many of you have probably wondered if I am dead. While it may seem so in some online circles, I am not dead. I have just been very busy. In February, I accepted a new position at work, and in the last few months I have been busy fixing up my house to sell and …

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5 Parenting Tips from the Bible

This article was born out of an experience I had with my daughter. A couple of days ago, she was chatting to me while I was getting ready for work. She was supposed to be getting ready for school, but had become distracted. While I enjoy talking with my daughter, she didn’t have the time, …

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The Paper Route

Newspaper

Carefully I took aim and threw the paper at the mat on the porch. It landed with a soft thud, barely heard, and I moved on to the next house. I did this several times before I was finished that day, and every day. I was eleven when I got the paper route. My mother …

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Tee-Ball

Baseball

When I was about five, my dad gathered my sister, her friend, and me together, loaded us into the station wagon, and took us to play tee-ball. I had never played much ball before; my dad never really had the time, but he thought it was time we learned. I remember walking to the plate, …

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Should Children Be Encouraged to Attend College?

A response to “6 Reasons (+2) to NOT Send Your Daughter to College” A couple of days ago I read a recent article posted on Fix the Family, a website dedicated to strengthening marriages and families through a conservative Catholic lifestyle. While I don’t personally subscribe to Catholic religious views, I am a Christian and …

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12 Years Later – Remembering September 11, 2001

World Trade Center 2004 Memorial

Twelve years ago, I was living in Fairfield, California, one month away from completing a two-year mission for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints. It was a Tuesday morning and I was sitting in a weekly meeting that was not starting on time. As the minutes dragged on, the missionaries grew restless, wondering …

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