Out of Obscurity, etc.

I watched a Gilmore Girls rerun (original air date: January 20, 2004) with my wife tonight. GG is no Northern Exposure, of course. But it is (perhaps was before the present season) good for consistently clever dialog. The following is certainly not the first GG reference to Mormonism. But, as a Mormon blogger, it is my favorite by far: Continue reading “Out of Obscurity, etc.”

Breathing In, Breathing Out

A few nights ago I took my kids to a local storytelling festival.  The storytellers were all Native Americans or had Native American heritage and the stories they told were trickster stories — Coyote stories, etc. — that traditionally may be told only during the winter months. Continue reading “Breathing In, Breathing Out”

Mormon Art and Greatness

Except for two or three older writers, all modern literature seems to me not literature but some sort of handicraft, which exists only so as to be encouraged, though one is reluctant to use its products. Even the best products of handicraft cannot be called remarkable and cannot be praised without a “˜but.'” Continue reading “Mormon Art and Greatness”

Celebrate RamaChristmaHanaKwanzaSmith Day!!

So my daughter came home the other day and announced that she and her friends had developed a solution to the difficulties caused by the different holidays they celebrate — just call them all RamaChristmaHanaKwanzakah! Of course, conflating all the major religious holidays that often occur in December may not really be a solution (regardless of whether or not there is even a problem), but their idea got me thinking about the relative lack of Mormon holidays.

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