Goalie – It’s a Keeper

My son Daniel has released a new iPhone app called Goalie. Updates coming soon. All-in-One Goalie combines features from to-do apps, reminder apps, and goal achieving apps and puts them all in one place. Goalie will remind and track your progress on your way to develop those habits you’ve always wanted. It will also help […]

Extra Fizzy Homemade Carbonated Beverages

Have you ever been disappointed with how flat your homemade rootbeer or soda is? After spending an hour watching rootbeer and dry ice bubble in a cooler you would expect something fizzy, sadly the concoction never lives up to expectations. In order have carbonation strong enough to spray soda everywhere you need three things: Cold […]

From Muslim To Mormon

Gwen, who adopted the name Khadijah as a Muslim, is retired and lives in Portland, Oregon, devoting as much of her time as possible to volunteer work and writing youth and young adult Science Fiction. Gwen publishes on line, but wants to shift to self-publishing in her next book. It all seems so surreal at […]

Raising a Creative Child

My guest writer today is Ada, a stay-at-home mother of two rambunctious preschoolers. Ada enjoys spending time with her family, cooking, and reading when she’s not playing Mommy and blogging about it at Ada Shot Me. Creativity is used every day, in every aspect of our lives. When we think of creativity, we usually think […]

Ron Paul Banana Nut Bread

  After a small donation last week to the Ron Paul Campaign I received three copies of The Ron Paul Family Cookbook. I gave one of the cookbooks to Adelaide and she made Banana Nut Bread, with a slight change of ingredients: What I did different: I didn’t use nuts, as we didn’t have any […]

Margaret Thatcher on Socialism

On 3 May 1979 I voted for Margaret Thatcher in the United Kingdom general election. The next year I emigrated to the United States. The two events were not connected as I very much admire Margaret Thatcher, the United Kingdom’s and Europe’s first female head of government. As Prime Minister from 1979 to 1990, she […]

Building a Giant Snowman

I thought it would never snow but overnight we got several inches in Kaysville. Out came the snowman builders to construct a giant snowman. Just build him like a regular snowman but bigger. You may need some help to hoist his head so pay attention to the photographs that follow. Later in the day our […]

Graduate Nerf Wars

  Rachel graduated with her Bachelors degree in Child & Family Studies and Derek with his M.B.A. To celebrate we ate out, waged Nerf War, and finished with cake. So on Wednesday it was off to Cafe Rio and then to Jake and Rachel’s basement. We divided into two teams with total annihilation of the […]

Tracy Aviary in Winter

Tracy Aviary has free admission (with a $1 conservation contribution) on Winter Wednesdays through February. So I went with my grandson and other family members to see a surprising number of birds for a cold day in December. I enjoyed seeing Bryson’s reaction to the birds and also taking a few photographs (click to enlarge) […]