Thursday, January 31, 2008

Lawyerly Proverb

This Danish proverb isn't always true; you may disagree but you're wrong:

"Virtue is in the middle," said the devil, as he sat down between two lawyers.

-Danish Proverb

Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Romney's "Silver Medal" in Florida

In light of McCain's win in Florida and the other events of the week, the following quote from the Deseret News seems highly appropriate. The quote relates to a meeting between Mitt Romney and President Hinckley:

Romney did meet with the president in Salt Lake City before officially deciding to enter into the race for the White House.

"I told him that our family was going to be thinking about running for President and he smiled and said that it would be a great experience if you won and a great experience if you lost," Romney said.

Classic. Thanks to my parents for pointing it out. The full article (including Romney's other comments regarding the passing of President Hinckley) is available at:,5143,695248015,00.html

Monday, January 28, 2008

President Gordon B. Hinckley

I'm buried in work trying to dig out from things that piled up over the weekend and I'm facing down what is sure to be one of my busiest weeks of the year, but I'll take a moment to comment on the recent passing of our beloved President Hinckley. I can't describe how touched I was when I heard that kids all over Utah are wearing church clothes to school today in his honor. My eyes started to tear up. Other than that, I have been all smiles. He was an unbelievable man and I feel lucky to have been on the earth at a time that allowed me to benefit from his wisdom, humility, and great insight. No one can deny that President Hinckley was a genuinely good person who loved all equally. His leadership and inspiration will be missed, both within and without the Church. We are all better people, members of the Church or not, for his ministry and example.

Besides, how can you not love a guy who, several months before his passing, had the sense of humor to "knight" President Eyring:

(Photo Credit: President Gordon B. Hinckley reaches out with his cane and appears to "knight" President Henry B. Eyring to his new position in the First Presidency. (Jeffrey D. Allred, Deseret Morning News)

Sunday, January 27, 2008

Saturday Morning Bowling Extravaganza

We're in the habit of waking up (relatively) "early" on Saturday mornings and heading straight for the bowling alley for breakfast and a little pin action. We've done the same thing three times already this year. Layne and Sabrina joined us, as did Chad, Amy, and the girls. Who can beat a mix of kids, cheese fries, competitive adults, and diet coke. Good times had by all:

Friday, January 25, 2008

Obama's Top 10 Campaign Promises

I guess Barak Obama did the Top-10 List on Letterman last night. They were talking about it on KSL this morning as I drove in. Very entertaining. Number eight is my favorite (Mitt Romney deserves that appointment):

Thursday, January 24, 2008

Digital Scrapbooking Anyone?

Sara has "resolved" to do some digital scrapbooking this year. Being the thrifty deal-finder, she stumbled upon the following, which she hopes will help:

ClipArt&More 3.5 Million is one of the largest collections of high-quality, royalty-free illustrations, photos, fonts, sounds and animations available for Windows or Mac. Packed with a broad range of categories, you're sure to find a great selection of exactly what you are looking for. ClipArt&More 3.5 Million brings clipart into the new millennium by giving you a Free 1 Year Subscription to
Free after rebate. I know, I know. Rebates can be annoying. But still... Here is the link:

Tuesday, January 22, 2008

A friend forwarded me this link. This is something that I would do if my dad were running for President (because that is likely to happen):

Can you tell Tys is working a little too hard???

So about a week ago, I woke up in the middle of the night to Tyson propped up on his elbows in bed, dictating into his hand. He was quite articulate and included many "period" and "new paragraph" remarks, considering he was asleep! He seemed a bit irritated at my interrupting him to ask what he was doing ... Eventually, he sunk back down onto his pillow and went back to sleep. He claimed he didn't remember any of it the next morning when he was getting ready for work. Then he thought about it and asked why I didn't start transcribing whatever he was saying as he was sure it was pretty insightful. I'm thinking it's about time for a vacation!

Can you tell we are both working...

A few days ago, Melissa posted a message describing how it was easy to tell that John was in graduate school. Inspired by her recently developed blogging skills, I have decided to post a similar message describing how to tell that Sara and I are both working too much. In that vein:

How to Tell Tyson and Sara are Billing Lots of Hours: Look at the Number of Updates to This Site; Then You Will Know.

And there you have it.

Very Sincerely Yours,


Friday, January 11, 2008