Archives for April 2010

Missionary Dan Email #3 from Vancouver, Washington

This has been a good week for us. I got my new companion, Elder Harris, on Wednesday and we went straight to work. He is from Springville, Utah and has been out on his mission about the same amount of time as me.

One Hundred Trillion Dollars

Recently I have been concerned about the increased deficit spending by the Obama Administration. The risk of inflation, even hyperinflation, seems to be in our future. With a little study I was surprised to learn scores of countries have experienced hyperinflation. In November 2008, Zimbabwe had a monthly inflation rate of 79,600,000,000% and an annual […]

Poll: Have You Ever Used Facebook?

Last week’s poll asked if gays should be allowed to marry. The results did not surprise me with 79% answering No. Only 13% answered Yes. This week’s poll is straightforward enough — have you ever used Facebook?

Caption Competition #7 Winner

Thank you everybody for the especially great captions. The first prize is a Cadbury’s Fruit & Nut 3.5 oz milk chocolate bar. Melissa is this week’s caption winner.

Missionary Dan Email #2 from Vancouver, Washington

It is crazy to hear what is happening in Mongolia. I think I’ll finish my mission here in Washington, but I am grateful that I was able to serve there for a year.

Aurora and Grandpa

My wife shot a brilliant sequence of five photographs of my granddaughter Aurora.

The Cost of War

The Cost of War lets you see the cost of war to your community. For example, the state of Utah’s share of the money spent would be $5,277,419,209.

Missionary Dan Email #1 from Vancouver, Washington

This week was another adventure. As soon as I think I am comfortable with an area something seems to happen. I got a call on Tuesday midday saying I’d be transferred to Vancouver Washington. So on Wednesday morning (the next day) I was transferred.

Caption Competition #7

This photograph of Bryson was taken in March at the Fort Worth Zoo. I know it’s a jungle out there but don’t be timid — jump right in and see if your caption can captivate us.