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Sick of politics and hurricanes

Can’t we report on anything else? I’m so sick of this blitz type coverage. We do still have a president, who IS doing SOMETHING — even if it’s stupid. Report on that. Congress continues to screw us. Report on that. Come on — there MUST be something to report on besides McBama.

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Is the End of Days coming?

Probably not: Look at these Hurricane Frequency and Earthquake Frequency charts. Though there *has* been an increase in some types of storms over the past decade, it’s because there was a decrease the previous decade. The data just doesn’t support it. Does the bible actually say things will increase before the end of times? If so, we’re not there…. yet. (Phew — I got some work still to do….)

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Gay Marriage

I read the article in the Deseret News today regarding the Church’s new document on Proposition 8, the California constitutional amendment proposing that marriage be defined as between a man and a woman. The comments on the news article are always interesting to me. Blatant falsehoods, spiteful comments, and bigoted Mormons making inflammatory statements are often beside carefully considered thoughts. I try to see everyone’s point on the matter. My opinion on this has changed some over time. I’ve gone from “it’s a sin; quit, fool and don’t talk to me about it” (bigoted and ignorant, I admit), to really feeling genuinely sorry about the entire situation. I honestly feel that this is not about ‘marriage’ at all. Much gay…

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A Day in the Life of a Relief Society President: Feeling RS’d

Today has been a long day — emotionally draining in almost every way. I started out behind. Without Jared here, I was getting the kids ready for school by myself. I tried to get through my scripture reading this morning, but dd needed help with her piano practice. Worked on that, and then it was time for family scriptures and go to school. CONFESSION: I took the kids to school wearing my jammies and no bra this morning. Yes, that’s how we roll at the RS president’s house. I had 3 appointments this morning to do video interviews with sisters for the Enrichment activity we are having Thursday, so I called the first, Nichole S, to tell her I was…

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Website saga continues

I’ve made lots of progress today: finished tagging the entire activities database and uploaded all the Young Women articles. There were about 20 bad entries in the activities db, but I still ended up with 460. Now that they’re tagged, it will really make Jared’s job easy for the import. It took me about 8 hours to finish tagging activities. That’s probably about the same amount of time it would take him to write logic to connect the 3 relational tables to the new structure, but if I can do something like that — it’s 8 hours I can use of his elsewhere in the site. Plus, I was able to index the text by keyword and calling, which I…

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