Welcome to another installment of Flash Reviews, where I share brief snapshot reviews of the movies I’ve watched, books I’ve read and occasional other entertainment I’ve consumed since the last time I did this. Usually once every two months or so. Oh, and spoilers abound, so watch out. If it’s a crazy big twist I […]Read more "Flash Reviews, Pt. 3"
Note: Yellow Submarine is a great film and only loosely connected to what I wrote, since The Beatles are NOT R.E.M. Yet, I think the movie has a lot to say about inclusion and being your authentic, best self, which is important. Also, how can you not feel happy after watching it? It’s 90 glorious […]Read more "Shiny Happy People…and Not Being One of Them"
“Thou shalt not kill” Exodus 20:13 “Behold the Lord slayeth the wicked to bring forth his righteous purposes. It is better that one man should perish than that a nation should dwindle and perish in unbelief.” 1 Nephi 4:13 “And it was because the armies of the Nephites went up unto the Lamanites that they […]Read more "Thou Shalt Not Kill…Most of the Time"
Last week was General Conference and I had one of the most positive experiences that I have had in years. I’ve watched close to ever session of GenConf for as long as I can remember, so I have had lots of experience. GenConf as a missionary was the best—we gathered as a district and would […]Read more "HOW SNARK PUT THE SPIRIT BACK IN GENERAL CONFERENCE"
This is an exercise in Pious Irreverence. Yet, one that still captures an honest expression of devotion and love for my Savior, complete with footnotes that expound my more spiritual thoughts (which you are free to disregard. Death of the author and all that). We eat His flesh. We drink His blood[i]. Yet still he remains, […]Read more "The Undead, Zombie Jesus"