Episode 28: 40th Birthday, Elder, Bonds and Equality

Clay and Skye at 40th B-Day Well folks I just turned 40 and my only rumination about that is that it’s nothing.

More important are a few thoughts I had about being an Elders Quorum President, some thoughts from Terry Warner from the preface of his book Bonds that Make Us Free, and how we might falsely consider that we’re either better than others or not as good, when in reality, as Aunt Eller from Oklahoma says, “I don’t say I’m better than anybody else, but I’ll be [danged] if I ain’t just as good.”

I did have a very fun big birthday bash, thanks to my wife, who arranged a big surprise birthday party in the form of a concert where I turned out to be the performer along with my sister Skye who secretly had flown into town. You see the pictures and when you listen, you hear some of the music. Enjoy.

Episode 27: Terry, Flannery O’Connor, and Crash Course on a Jog

flannery o'connor Come on my jog with me! More on Terry Warner, a little about a remarkable writer named Flannery O’Connor, and some on another book I read about the American auto industry’s history, called Crash Course: The American Automobile Industry’s Road to Bankruptcy and Bailout-and Beyond. Mostly dysfunctional story, like anything else I guess, with some triumphs mixed in. Flannery is brilliant, if a little dark, for me. I’ve only “read” (on audio book) one of her works.

Tah Tah, hope you like the music.