One of the most inspired principles in the restoration of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints is the idea of presidencies. One man or woman is called to lead. It is up to them to make the difficult decision and move the work forward. It is their right to receive revelation over their … Continue reading They Stayed Up His Hands
Since there was so much time in the home office this year, I took the opportunity to scan my mission journal, separate it into days, add it to my current digital journal, and type out the pages so they would be searchable. With 820 pages of written journal, it was a big undertaking and it … Continue reading Sixteen items of gratitude – Mission edition
Here are 21 things that I am thankful for in my life: I am thankful for little birds that sit on our back patio and give us all something to smile about. I am thankful for adults who know how to help kids feel safe and appreciated. It’s a skill I admire. I am thankful … Continue reading Twenty-one random reasons for gratitude
Why have they lost their way so much? They want to take all the money from the most important things and give it to their own projects. The changes they make are going to hurt the economy and make us less safe. I can’t even call them leaders. They make poor choices, their history is … Continue reading What is wrong with them?
I enjoy early morning rounds of golf. The world is still quiet. The course is still calm. The rising sun makes for some beautiful photos. I snap a photo each morning to include in my journal for the day. Sometimes it will be my only good shot of the day. Some time ago, I scored … Continue reading A Scorecard for Life
Many of my friends and family will be returning to worship in church buildings soon. The first step back will be a shortened sacrament meeting with limited attendance. There will also be cautions in place around gathering, the passing of the sacrament, etc. Some actions will feel a little different at first but I am … Continue reading Hope and Unity in a Divided World
Nearly five years ago I sat with Lawrence E Corbridge and others in a church office. He was serving as a General Authority at the time and he was in Las Vegas to organize a new stake. I sat with him on Friday night then again on Saturday afternoon and Saturday night. The next day … Continue reading Will you stand forever?
A few weeks ago I was sitting in a high council meeting of the Shadow Mountain Stake. I always look forward to these meetings where I can sit with this council. They’ve become such good friends and a critical support for me. Each time we meet, I invite the members of the council to add … Continue reading Sharing the First Vision in comfortable ways
Note: A portion of a talk I gave at the Shadow Mountain Stake Conference held May 2019 in Las Vegas, NV. — I recently conducted a social experiment on my children. Wait, let me phrase that another way. I recently taught my children something new. About a year ago, I decided that I wanted to … Continue reading The Power of Repetitious Teaching
I wrote that tweet nearly a year ago, but the desire to make a move from gmail had been around for a long time before this request. I created a gmail account in 2004 as it was fast, free and offered plenty of space. It has always worked mostly well but I was looking for other options.
The problem is that moving an email address is not simple. Updating all your family, friends and acquaintances is not fun for me and also kind of annoying for them. Maybe a little presumptuous even? (Just in case I’m in your address book…)
I finally made a move a few months ago to Fastmail, kind of.
The move has worked out really well. I want to share the changes because I think a lot of others may be in a similar position. However, I’ve been putting off this post because every time I thought to write it, the length grew in my head to be too much to write. To avoid this becoming accurate, I’ll tell you up front:
This isn’t a technical tutorial for making the switch. Fastmail has really nice documentation on how to switch your DNS and setting up your clients.
This also won’t be an in-depth opinion on privacy, big data and control of our information. People who have strong feelings, already have opinions. And those who don’t know, usually don’t care.
With that laid out, let’s move on.Continue reading “Moving from Gmail to Fastmail…kind of”