All of us can share the pure love of Christ—and we all need to feel it from others. Continue reading ‘Lift up the hands that hang down’
My first new year’s resolution in over a decade might sound ambitious: no soda for an entire year. But it was easier than even I expected. Continue reading My year without soda
For at least 126 years, from 1852 to 1978, people of African descent could not fully participate in my church. I don’t know why. But what I do know is my own belief that all people are created equal and deserving of being treated with dignity, respect, and love. Continue reading Mormons and race
Checking out the world’s first PRT system—in Morgantown, West Virginia, of all places. Continue reading Personal. Rapid. Unique.
A (mostly) true story from one day in the life of the Hibdon family.
“Right!” Susan said. “The key words here are ‘back in the sixties,’ when Johnson was president, people wore bellbottoms, you made tuna casserole, and smoking was the hip, groovy thing to do. Notice that all of those things are bad ideas.” Continue reading Folly & foolishness
Two bombs explode at the finish line of the Boston Marathon, killing three, injuring more than 260, and reintroducing America to terrorism at home.
“Once again, our nation and much of the world were united in the face of terrorism. Once again, all is quiet now, and the suspect sits in jail awaiting trial. But we sit and wait and watch, hopeful that it will never happen again on our shores but virtually certain that it will—wanting to ask if, but forced to ask when, where, and by whom. And never quite understanding why.” Continue reading Terrorism strikes again in America
Higher ed’s deficiencies are leaving students empty-handed and the nation shortchanged. Continue reading Seeming rather than being
I turned 30. Here I reflect on three things that got me to this milestone. Continue reading I’m 30. How’d I get here?