Love Illuminated Part Two


In February, I wrote a blog on love called "Love Illuminated."   It was based on a book written by Daniel Jones, the editor of the New York Times' Modern Love column. I noted that I realized I had a lot to say about the topic of love, and that I'd need to write a part two. So here is the second part to that blog... In a talk called "How Do I Love Thee" given by then-President Jeffrey Holland at BYU, he said, "I … [Read more...]

Fair is Fair

My conversation with Annie about Prison Break

Being a Libra, I am nothing if not fair. I like my scales balanced. I recently had some blogging fun at Doug's expense by writing about a few things he says that I don't like. I'm keenly aware that there are things I say (and do) that Doug doesn't like. Here are a few: I talk during TV shows, and I’ve been know to ask a question or two in a movie. I know, I know. It’s annoying. Doug is completely silent during TV shows and movies. I, embarrassingly, am kind of an … [Read more...]

Mama Knows Best


Don't you love that headline? Mama Knows Best? That was the title of a blog written by my daughter today. I'm certain she hasn't always believed that I know best. So, I am savoring this moment and this headline. She sent me a list of suggestions she received in a class about how to live off a teacher's salary. She had some concerns about some of the tips and whether she could or should  follow them, and asked my opinion.   Here is her blog from … [Read more...]

Love Illuminated

love illuminated

Daniel Jones, the editor of the New York Times' Modern Love column has read about 50,000 essays on love, and written a book  called Love Illuminated -- Exploring Life's Most Mystifying Subject about what he's learned. When Jones talked to Katie Couric about the book, she said she thinks if you want to find someone, you need to put out an APB to everyone you know. The hazard in doing that, according to Jones, is that you have to know what you want before you send out that APB or it … [Read more...]

I am here. Here I am.


I enjoy yoga, but sometimes yoga teachers speak in such vague and abstract terms that I feel totally confused. After awhile, they sound like whirring fans -- creating white noise. Their words come at me like dancing, fluffy feathers or swirling snowflakes that melt as soon as they land on me. Most of the time, I dutifully follow their instructive cues. But sometimes, I just want to say, “WHAT are you talking about?” “Welcome to class. I want you to just be where you are today. Be … [Read more...]


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