Diversions

Friday movie roundup – Sept. 16 @ Eric Snider
  -  This week’s movies range from So-So to Eh, No. To wit: — “Blair...

Friday movie roundup – Sept. 9 @ Eric Snider
  -  Movies! Here are my last several reviews, including some short ones of summer movies I...

Friday movie roundup – Sept. 2 @ Eric Snider
  -  And just like that, summer is gone. Life is fleeting. We should make the most of it by...

Why My Son Said He Didn’t Believe in Evolution — and Why That Troubled Me @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Rob T:“Some people believe in evolution, that we came from apes. But I think...

Friday movie roundup – Aug. 19 @ Eric Snider
  -  My, what a busy week! A busy two weeks, actually — I was away on fambly bidness...

Friday movie roundup – Aug. 5 @ Eric Snider
  -  August is busting out all over, just like in the first draft of the old song. The movie...

Friday movie roundup – July 29 @ Eric Snider
  -  It’s the end of July, which means the summer blockbuster season is 3/4 over. Only a...

Friday movie roundup – July 22 @ Eric Snider
  -  The Laotian kids who work in my sweatshop neglected to post a roundup last week, so we...

Friday movie roundup (and Patreon update) – July 8 @ Eric Snider
  -  Greetings, friends who can read! (I have some who can’t. They aren’t reading...

Interim thoughts on Brexit @ Headlife
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Friday movie roundup – July 1 @ Eric Snider
  -  July 1, y’all. The year is half-over. If you’re scoring along at home,...

Friday movie roundup – June 24 @ Eric Snider
  -  Hello! I’ve been on the road this last week, seeing family and friends in Utah, so...

Gilgamesh: Derek Hines @ Headlife
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MMM Search Term Roundup 16: January 2014 - March 2014 @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Scott Heffernan:When someone finds Modern Mormon Men via search engine, we get to see...

Take a Look at Yourself, and Make a Change @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Rob T:The use of so-called “swear words” generally goes against religious...

How to make money at university and kill that student loan #2: survey sites that don’t suck @ Headlife
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Hamilton @ Headlife
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How to make money at university and kill that student loan #1: user testing @ Headlife
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MMM Protip: Don’t Tell Women They Look Better Without Makeup @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:I get it—I really do. You want to say, “hey, I like you just the way...

“Proven 48h* dry effect” @ Headlife
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Cotswold break @ Headlife
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Re-Encountering God Using Greene’s Notion of Plan B @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:I just finished Ross Greene’s fabulous book The Explosive Child. An...

Gilgamesh: Baba Brinkman @ Headlife
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Gilgamesh in popular culture: Jenny Lewis @ Headlife
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Generally, Not Even Close to Murder @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:If I were given the chance to influence one aspect of Mormon culture and...

That Great Day When There Will Be An End to Patriarchy @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:Imagine if you woke up one morning and it had all rolled back. Your wife...

Ragged Stone Hill @ Headlife
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My 22 Point Opinion About Temple Sealings for Gay Couples @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:A friend recently asked my opinion about temple sealings for gay...

Dear LDS Church: What Have You Done? @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Luke Warmer:Dear LDS Church: What Have You Done?Even for a church that believes...

Letter to a Muslim Youth Education Director: A Response to Jeremy Runnells @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:Jeremy Runnells’ Letter to a CES Director has been a fairly popular...

Suffragette: An LDS Perspective @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by LJ:This is me and Holly Washburn at a Suffragette screening. I'm holding up two...

'Doubt,' 'Cult' and the Stigmatizing of Words @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Rob T:When I finally told my parents that I had been investigating the LDS Church and...

Three New Apostles Called @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by John English:All three of the new Apostles come across as good men who will be...

The Language of Prayer @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Tanner:Disclaimer: I am a believer that people do and should pray in more than formal...

Food Horrors @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Eliana:My husband told me he'd found a cute little croissant shop for us to try...

Sacrament Hymns: More Than Just #169–197 @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Peter Shirts:As a musician, I put a lot of thought into choosing hymns for sacrament...

MMM Movies: Once I Was A Beehive @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Seattle Jon:I was never a beehive, nor have I ever been to Girls Camp, but...

Advice For My 16 Year-Old Son About Stepping Up His Game w/Girls @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:The only thing more awkward than this post about helping my son learn...

Guessing the Next Two Apostles (Part 3) @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  This is the third in a three-part post running this week. Part 1 here, part 2 here.This...

Guessing the Next Two Apostles (Part 2) @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  This is the second in a three-part post to run this week. Part 1 here.by John...

Guessing the Next Two Apostles (Part 1) @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  This is the first in a three-part post to run this week.by John English:I did a previous...

Temple Square Stereoscopics and GIFs @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Scott Heffernan:On a recent trip to Salt Lake City we stopped by Temple Square....

Why I Dislike the Confederate Flag @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Shawn Tucker:I don’t know if I can call myself a “Southerner.” I have lived...

My Kids Are Strangers @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Eliana:“They’re such good travelers,” my husband and I tell people about our...

This Blog Will Not Be Here For Much Longer @ My Religious Blog
  -  This blog has now moved to epluribusmormon.com

3 Mormons Left in Minors Postseason: Minors Postseason Update 3 September 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  In a week the number of Mormon players in the minors post-season games has fallen from 9...

Guthrie Sharp Again: Majors Update 7 September 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  The Kansas City Royals’ Jeremy Guthrie started September with another strong start...

Johnson Finishes with a Flare: Minors Update 2 September 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  With the end of the minor league season this past week, it seems like some players let up...

Excellent Ellsbury: Majors Update 31 August 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Yes, Jacoby Ellsbury is good. Even in the “off year” he has had this season,...

Gelalich Gains Ground: Minors Update 26 August 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Jeff Gelalich improved his record for the season, and his performance with the California...

Carlos Torres is Mormon: Majors Update 24 August 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -   Just as we learned that Mets reliever Carlos Torres comes from a Mormon family Torres...

Salt Lake LDS Softball Competition, 1935 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  While the first All Church Softball Tournament was apparently held in 1938, competition...

Peterson Performs: Minors Update 19 August 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Financial advisors often disclaim their proposals with the statement “past...

Harper’s Homerun Duo: Majors Update 17 August 2014 @ Mormon Baseball
  -  The Washington National’s Bryce Harper found a groove last week, hitting 2 home...

Jackie Robinson in the Improvement Era @ Mormon Baseball
  -  Politics is said to make strange bedfellows. While that is certainly true in a sense,...

Scratching on the Wall @ Linescratchers
  -  Hi all you loyal Scratchies, I know it’s been quite some time since the (first)...

Thai Fried Rice @ Section89
  -     Apparently I’m a glutton for change. I say that I like to find a good thing...

Tiny Boats – No Tiny Feat @ Linescratchers
  -   Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been digesting the album “The Broken...

House Popcorn @ Section89
  -     The first time I gave thought to the word hospitality was in 1994. I was twelve,...

Salad with Tarragon, Apple and Clementine @ Section89
  -   When I created this salad last night I knew it was a good idea as soon as I put it all...

Radish Butter @ Section89
  -     Hello again, friends. Now that you have all stared at (and hopefully made) the...

Who's On The Lord's Side Of This Argument Who? @ My Religious Blog
  -  "Hey guy I was arguing with earlier this week on Facebook, did you hear that talk in...

Deciding on Lindsey Stirling’s five best outfits of 2012 was such a difficult task it took eight months of careful consideration to finally decide @ Linescratchers
  -     I never said it would be easy. I only said it would be worth...

James Taylor and The Mormon Tabernacle Choir @ My Religious Blog
  -  I heard they are reworking the lyrics to some of his classic songs for this...

Interview with Scott Zuniga, Austin-based singer songwriter @ Linescratchers
  -   Scott Zuniga is an emerging songwriter who has just released his first demo...

Fried Egg and Avocado Tacos @ Section89
  -     So while I have been honest about the dire straits of my cooking during the...

Drone Strike @ Linescratchers
  -  Today a friend of mine (who I didn’t know was a Low fan) posted a link that has had...

Saturday Night, Sunday Morning… @ Linescratchers
  -  Linescratchers-Friendly Album Compilation Project Announced Driftwood Tide Music has...

Ready to Shake Things Up? Midas Whale! @ Linescratchers
  -   It usually takes years for a musician to become an “overnight sensation”....

Da Korum asks: What I$ Reality? @ Linescratchers
  -  To the joy of their fans, and the apparent dismay of their detractors, Da Korum has come...

Lolcats General Conference @ My Religious Blog
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The Ghost and the Guest: An Unexpected and Unlikely Album @ Linescratchers
  -   The Ghost and the Guest is an interesting album that was recorded in a simple bedroom...

Linescratchers Song of the Week: Crazy Horses by The Osmonds @ Linescratchers
  -   Don’t watch the video. The video will distract you. The video has white boy...

Interview with Garrett Gibbons, visual storyteller and master of the music video @ Linescratchers
  -  Garrett Gibbons describes himself as a visual storyteller. He’s actually an autodidact...

2012 Linescratchers Awards* — Scratch and Win! @ Linescratchers
  -  We had an excellent field of candidates this year: Many of the big LDS players had new...

Did Mormons save Morrissey? @ Linescratchers
  -  Are Mormons responsible for saving Morrissey’s solo career? Kind of. Maybe. One...

VOTE! Linescratchers Awards 2012 Release of the Year @ Linescratchers
  -  Tell yer friends! Voting is now open and will close in one week (January 26th). Click on...

Linescratchers song of the week: Abinadi by GOGO13 @ Linescratchers
  -   Everybody wants to burn up down the geezer, but nobody wants to see what they have...

Horror Program @ My Religious Blog
  -  I threatened the kids on Sunday that anyone who misbehaved in church would have the...

Woe Unto The Liar @ My Religious Blog
  -  You're so glad when daddy comes home, glad as you can be? Clap your hands and shout for...

LOL Cats General Conference @ My Religious Blog
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Mountain Of The Lord @ My Religious Blog
  -  At church on Sunday the teacher asked the class why we thought Isaiah used the term...

You're Not Alone @ My Religious Blog
  -  Do you ever think about how wonderful it would be if we lived every day of the year like...

Likening The Scriptures Unto J. Lo @ My Religious Blog
  -  I just want to clear up some confusion I've been seeing around a lot lately. In the...

This Year For Halloween, We're Giving Out Mormon Laffy Taffy @ My Religious Blog
  -  Which is basically the same thing as regular Laffy Taffy, but the Halloween-themed jokes...

A Pre-General Conference Message @ My Religious Blog
  -  A fine member of the Church was talking with a neighbor who was not of our faith. When...

Old School Of The Prophets @ My Religious Blog
  -  My patriarchal blessing is so old school that is says I am from the Tribe Called Quest.

Woe Unto The Liar @ My Religious Blog
  -  Remember, if you click the box saying you read and agree to the terms and conditions on...

The Best Two Years @ My Religious Blog
  -  A lot of people refer to their missions as the best two years of their life, but I like...

Possible Lyric Johnny Cash Might Sing During The Millennium @ My Religious Blog
  -  "I shot a man in Reno just to watch him change in the twinkling of an eye."

Puns Of Perdition @ My Religious Blog
  -  I am currently developing a new procedural drama for KBYU about a team of seminary...

Rome Temple @ My Religious Blog
  -  They just released a picture of the new Rome Temple and I for one am getting very...

LOL Cats General Conference @ My Religious Blog
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The Bea (Arthur) Attitudes @ My Religious Blog
  -  Blessed are the outspoken, middle-aged, liberal New Yorkers, for they shall ultimately be...

Translation Error @ My Religious Blog
  -  For years I was positive that when I was younger I had witnessed a really righteous old...

Articles Of Faith @ My Religious Blog
  -  In case you're interested, there's an article about me and this blog on the Salt Lake...

I Am A FULL Tithe Payer @ My Religious Blog
  -  This year instead of signing up for tithing settlement, I am just giving my bishop a link...

This Year For Halloween, We're Giving Out The New Church Pamphlet @ My Religious Blog
  -  "We solemnly proclaim that marriage between a man who has a pet lion and a woman who can...

Friday Is A Special Day @ My Religious Blog
  -  It's the day we procrastinate getting ready for Sunday.

Wardless @ Modern Mormon Men
  -  by Devin Fletcher:For the last few weeks, my family and I have been in a weird spot in...