June 22, 2021
THOUGHTS FROM A CHINESE DISH

In late 2017, I went to China with a delegation of Utah business leaders. At least twice a day during the two weeks we were there, business and political leaders threw huge banquet lunches and dinners for us with the finest foods China has to offer. I have never experienced the "red carpet" treatment like […]

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June 21, 2021
CLEANING TOILETS ON FATHER'S DAY

Sunday morning, Cathy remarked that the toilets were looking bad. Without even thinking, I said, "I'll clean them after Church." Later in the afternoon, as I was actually cleaning the toilets, I started feeling a little resentful and thinking thoughts like, "Why am I cleaning toilets on Father's Day? Isn't it the Sabbath too? How […]

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April 7, 2021
THE POWER OF RELATIONSHIP RITUALS

When Julia (my first wife) and I were married a year, we moved to the Samoan islands where I served as a law clerk to the Chief Justice of American Samoa. Although the job was amazing and living in the Samoan Islands was amazing, it didn't pay very well and we had to budget almost […]

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