Tuesday, April 18, 2017
When I was in 9th grade in the old
(long gone now) we had gym class every day. We suited up in
our grey shorts and tee shirts (gym uniform – everybody wore the same thing)
and went out on the playing fields to do whatever our gym instructors wanted us
to do. Antioch Junior High School
Thursday, February 23, 2017
, the walls in the various rooms are covered with beautiful
murals. While the temple is not open to the public (only church members in good
standing may enter), many smaller renditions of the murals can be seen in the
work of the 5 art missionaries sent to Salt Lake Temple to prepare by studying with the masters of the Paris art scene. They were to return and paint appropriate murals on the walls.
The most prominent among them was a Swiss-born artist, John C. Hafen. You can
find out much more about him by Googling John C. Hafen, or Paris impressionism. Utah
Saturday, December 24, 2016
From my admittedly imperfect point of view, wondering seems to me to be the key to many great discoveries. Scientists wonder. Clerics wonder. Philosophers wonder. Mathematicians wonder. Artists wonder. We all wonder many times in our lives about many things.
Thursday, October 20, 2016
I have always been fascinated by the organ in the Tabernacle at
Temple Square (and now, by the one in the too). When I was very young, the organ seemed to be magical
to me. It was impossibly huge, and the music it made was fascinating and
mysterious. I couldn’t imagine where it came from. It had always existed as far
as I was concerned, and was just part of the Tabernacle, which had always
existed too. But www.lds.org describes the real
history of the organ briefly: Conference
Monday, September 12, 2016
Tuesday, August 30, 2016
Friday, June 24, 2016
We learned to appreciate canned smoked oysters – a lifelong favorite – in
. The Branch President and his wife showed up one Monday
evening at our little beach house with a tin of smoked oysters, some sharp
cheddar cheese, butter, Ritz crackers, and cocktail sauce. Once they got us to
try them, we discovered that we loved them. Usually, they are a New Year’s Eve
delicacy served just as we learned to eat them, and with sparkling apple cider.
Panama City, Florida YUM!