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”
A few years ago, I wrote about the conference session during which Thomas S Monson was sustained as an Apostle. It was in 1963. Recently, I viewed the April 1984 conference session to refresh my memory on the day that President Russell M Nelson was sustained as an Apostle. I love to observe the process … Continue reading A look at the 1984 General Conference
In Las Vegas, gated communities are common and increasing in popularity. Supposedly it’s a way to keep crime and loitering down. That’s the positive side of it. The negative aspects include constant repairs paid for by HOA fees. Also, it’s a pain to constantly ring friends/family/deliveries/etc through the gate when they arrive. And it’s not … Continue reading Use location-based reminders to remember gate codes
This week I turned 14,066 days old; the exact same age as Joseph Smith when he was martyred for his faith in 1844. It’s amazing to think of all he did in such a short time. He was a prophet and so much more. He built cities and temples as he built women and men. … Continue reading Millions shall know…
There is a popular phrase that warns not to “miss the forest for the trees.” It implies that someone might be missing the bigger, more grand picture because they are obsessed too much on a minor detail. For instance, I recently took this picture while visiting Cuba. All I see in this picture is the … Continue reading The inspiring true story of the Restoration
I attended the Apple Developer conference in June where they introduced a new feature called Screen Time. Primarily, this is a way for iPhone users to understand how much and how often they use their phones. It’s a much needed update that will be released this Fall. There have been a number of other apps … Continue reading Take the time to understand and organize your tech