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In August the Mormon Church released a statement about Covid. Here’s a quote from that statement:

We find ourselves fighting a war against the ravages of COVID-19 and its variants, an unrelenting pandemic. We want to do all we can to limit the spread of these viruses.


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I started watching Apple TV a week ago. No, I don’t actually own an Apple TV device. I watch it on Roku and on my computer. And I don’t have a problem with Apple TV’s programming. That’s actually what lured me to Apple TV, to begin with. …


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Vaccination Vacillation
A sport that seems to plague the nation
When common sense should rule the land
Instead conspiracy on every hand

Anti-vaxxers are nothing new
They’ve been around more than a year or two
Refusing vaccines for several years
Refuting science because of fears

Distrust of doctors, mistrust of…


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I’ve never understood it. I’ve been approached so many times and you’d think I’d learn by now.

I mean, there are obvious scammers you can see from miles away. You know the ones. For men, they’re typically beautiful, younger women that friend you and immediately say something like, “Hello handsome…


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I started noticing, oh… around 10,000 followers ago, that my followers were increasing by leaps and bounds and it really didn’t seem to have anything to do with my marketing efforts.

At first, it was an ego bump. “How cool am I, that I have all these new followers?”

Then…


A priest faces hanging in Gunpowder. Photograph: Robert Viglaski/BBC / Kudos

I was watching a short series on HBO a few weekends ago called Gunpowder, about a time in England, when the King of England was Protestant and anybody who was Catholic in the country was a second-class citizen. …


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I wrote this poem at a time in my life when I was working on my Master’s degree and wondering whether I was doing the right thing or not. I still wonder if I’m doing the right thing or not, but I’m still carrying on.

My cupboards are full, but…


Photo Credit: Matt Ray, Leaving Old Towne, Cartagena, and heading towards the newer part of town

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