The Hard Way is the Easy Way

“As a general rule, in prosperous societies we have been outsourcing more and more of the work that, a generation ago, was done “internally” in the home. It sounds almost quaint by comparison to life now, but in the modest neighborhood in which I grew up, there was a lot of work going on in […]

True Love

On May 28th, 2016, Alain de Botton wrote what would become the most-read article in The New York Times in all of 2016. It was titled, Why You Will Marry the Wrong Person. I liked this part: The good news is that it doesn’t matter if we find we have married the wrong person. We mustn’t abandon […]

Free and Independent

“It is often believed that people with different training have difficulty communicating because they have learned different specialist languages. But we have found a bigger problem – that they are actually trying to achieve different things. Different disciplines often have different core values, and have grown together as social groups precisely because of the shared […]


President Ezra Taft Benson, thirteenth president of the Church, taught: “Men and women who turn their lives over to God will discover that He can make a lot more out of their lives than they can. He will deepen their joys, expand their vision, quicken their minds, strengthen their muscles, lift their spirits, multiply their blessings, […]

Finishers Wanted

When I was a little boy my Mom had me memorize this little poem: Stick to your task ’til it sticks to you;Beginners are many, but enders are few.Honor, power, place and praiseWill always come to the one who stays. Stick to your task ’til it sticks to you;Bend at it, sweat at it, smile […]