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Taliban Hackers Hijack Salt Lake Tribune Website, Call for Totalitarian Oppression of Unvaxxed

Thanks to certain contacts across Asia and the Middle East, I’ve heard off the record that a well-funded group of hackers working for the Taliban–now…

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BYU: A Beautiful Solution for the Needs of Many Families and Students in China

I’ve come back to Utah for a few weeks to start an exciting and challenging new job. After having lived in China for 8 years,…

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Inspired by Utah: A Warm and Encouraging Welcome for My Temporary Return

I’ve been in Salt Lake City, Utah for a few days as part of my transition to an exciting new job with a very young…

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If Utah Were an Island

What if Utah were an island? OK, I know what you’re thinking, but I mean the kind of island that is near sea level, surrounding…

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The Height of Absurdity? Revisiting the Impact of Altitude, Oxygen, and Serotonin on Suicide Rates

Though I disagreed with some of the arguments made in the film Believer,  as discussed in my previous post, it did help me to better…

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The High Suicide Rate in the Mountain States: Possible Effect of Altitude

The relatively higher suicide rates in Utah and other Mountain States has often been blamed on Mormonism or the culture of the Mountain West or…

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Some Things I Like About Salt Lake City

After my recent surprise visit to Salt Lake City (courtesy of a verse Nephi wrote over 2500 years ago, FYI), I realized that there are…

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Professor Explains Why Mormons Don’t Like Trump (and My Thoughts on Dissent)

I apologize for stepping into political topics in this post, which I prefer to avoid most of the time here. I especially apologize to supporters…

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Tangential note on the name “Utah”

Updated Nov. 19, 2012 with background information about Isaiah 2: Background In Isaiah 2, there is a prophecy about the last days that speaks of…

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Lessons from Another Frozen Yogurt FAIL: Troubling Utah Statistics

Today’s post recalls my 2009 post, “Frozen Yogurt FAIL: What a Bad Consumer Experience Taught Me about Retaining Members in the Church.’ That same year…

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