Thursday, January 21, 2010


And thus my unfocused blog continues. Chris over at By Common Consent takes a look at Equality, Social Unity, and Cooperation. I particularly liked the reference to 3 Nephi 6:12 in The Book of Mormon.

Wednesday, January 20, 2010

Stamford Bridge

The goal of the match in an otherwise pedestrian 7-2 thumping of relegation candidate Sunderland.

I find it annoying that I need to wait another week for another Chelsea EPL match.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Sunday, January 17, 2010


On longer drives, Liz and I usually talk about things that we have been reading lately. This was the topic of last night's conversation:

The Atlantic has a terrific piece on flowers, evolution, genetics, and children. A relatively new theory on why evolution hasn't weeded out the genes generally considered unhelpful to the propagation of our species (i.e., Why does 25% of the population carry the gene for depression and 20% carry the gene for anti-social behavior?).

It turns out that those with these types of genes, if they are in the right environment, can become orchids, one of nature's most beautiful flowers.

I'm okay with being a dandelion. The species needs us too.

Wednesday, January 13, 2010


As I sit here in my cushy office, sipping my diet soda, thinking about the temperature of the cheese (boratta) I ate last night (too cold), I can't begin to fathom the suffering of those in Haiti right now.

LDS Humanitarian Services has already started sending supplies. You can donate to the Haiti relief fund here.