Take Your Hat Off When The Flag Goes By


I celebrated Independence Day in three states this year. Sunday morning: attended church in San Diego. Sunday evening: fireworks in Las Vegas. Monday evening: barbecue and fireworks at parents’ in Utah. The Sunday morning of my holiday was where I felt the most patriotic. In the ward we attended, there were several families whose dads … Continue reading Take Your Hat Off When The Flag Goes By

Larrie’s Economic Theory: The Pride Cycle


I’ve come to the (brilliant) conclusion that the Book of Mormon teaches us about social economics. I’m not talking about Alma 11 where the “Nephite coinage [is] set forth.”* I’m talking about the Pride Cycle we all talked about in seminary. The righteous are humble, they begin to prosper, they start to become prideful, and … Continue reading Larrie’s Economic Theory: The Pride Cycle