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  1. Jared Bauer says:

    Dear LDS Blogger,

    I am with LDS News Source, we are a company that has just launched an online news portal for the members of the LDS Church. As of this message our site searches over 5000 newspapers worldwide every hour on the hour and compiles any and all articles that pertain to The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints into one place, it also translates that news into 24 languages. Our goal in building this was to create a place where members and non-members alike can go and find out what is happening with the church and its members world wide. It is also our answer to Elder M. Russell Ballard’s speech at the BYU Hawaii Commencement Exercises last year where he said:

    “may I ask that you join the conversation by participating on the Internet, particularly the New Media, to share the gospel and to explain in simple, clear terms the message of the Restoration. Most of you already know that if you have access to the Internet you can start a blog in minutes and begin sharing what you know to be true. You can download videos from Church and other appropriate sites, including Newsroom at, and send them to your friends. You can write to media sites on the Internet that report on the Church, and voice your views as to the accuracy of the reports. This, of course, requires that you, all members of the Church, understand the basic, fundamental principles of the gospel.

    We are living in a world saturated with all kinds of voices. Perhaps now, more than ever, we have a major responsibility as Latter-day Saints to define ourselves, instead of letting others define us. Far too many people have a poor understanding of the Church because most of the information they hear about us is from news media reports that are often driven by controversies. Too much attention to controversy has a negative impact on peoples’ perceptions of what the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints really is. ”

    Last week we launched the site and we would love to know what you think about it. As an LDS Blogger we were hoping that you would be willing to write about our new site and share your thoughts with your readers. We would also like to invite you to do a banner exchange with us if you are interested. We have created a section of the site to display a list of all of the LDS Blogs, you can sign up yourself by going to this link:


    Jared Bauer

    Update: Site no longer in operation.

  2. This looks like a good place to list your blog and get it noticed by a LDS audience that is generally more tuned in to what you have to say. I signed up.

  3. It would be useful to have the Categories and Archives drop down boxes on the left side below the search box.

  4. Makes sense to have the tools to find what you want all in the same place. Done. Thanks for the suggestion, now get your homework done!

  5. Yehuda Frankel says:

    Does anybody knows of ANY credit Union that offers a reward checking aact.
    And accepts nation wide funds NOT just local funds ???

  6. Yehuda,
    I believe and Lake Michigan CU are effectively national. They recently dropped their rates below 5% though. Why not go with a bank? There are still many that have a 5% rate and accept customers from the whole US. See Rewards Checking on my blog.

  7. Yehuda Frankel says:

    Thanks. I really want to support credit unions and NOT MEGA BANKS. Looks to me that credit unions do GOOD for their area than mega banks. Thanks anyway, I’ll check those credit unions you mentioned.
    Bye, keep up the good work !

  8. Yehuda,
    Most of the banks offering rewards checking are small local banks.

  9. Hey Rick, you had some interesting posts about Yadyap a while back. Do you know what became of them?

  10. Rick,
    I was looking at the pictures you have of the Manti Temple and was wondering if it’s possible to print them for use at my home. I read the copyright rules, but they weren’t too clear on that respect.

    Thanks for your help and keep up the good work, your site is amazing!


    • I would be pleased if you can use my photographs. After your comment I have now updated the copyright policy by adding:

      “If you wish to make prints of any of my photographs I waive the attribution requirement. Contact me to see if there are higher resolution versions available.”

      Others have also asked about prints so I should have figured out that I needed to clarify my policy.

      The Manti Temple photographs I posted are the highest resolution so you are all set.

      Maggie, thanks for stopping by.

  11. Joe Mantione says:

    FYI: Endura Financial Credit Union will allow Rewards Checking accounts to be opened from any state if you join (for free) the Minnesota/American Consumer Council. Instructions are at the bottom of their website at:

    They are a member of a national association of credit unions, so you can generally find a local credit union to use ATMs for free, etc

  12. Hi,

    Thanks for your down-to-earth and educated writing style.

    I first visited while researching windmills …. I am in full agreement, except you have made no allowance for how to store the windmill energy when the wind is not blowing. As you have noted, the transmission & maintenance costs are outrageous — now add to that the cost and maintenance of batteries ….. my head spins.

    One blog item of note: when viewing [one of your pages], the five images take a long time to load. It might be a good idea to use a reduced-size thumbnail in the master page. While I don’t use WordPress as a CMS, I use a similar feature on Drop me a note if I can assist with that.

    Thanks for sharing your words with us.

  13. Dear Editor,

    I have been following your blog for a while. I can say without hesitation that you have done some useful work and put a great and Informative content on it. Moreover, I have noticed that you are accepting guest posts as well, so I thought of contributing my ideas to yours Blog.

    I am an expert blogger and write about Social Media, Finance, ID theft, Credit Monitoring and many other topics, which relate to personal finance.

    Let me know if you are interested, so I can send you the blog post that you can post on your blog, I assure you that it will adhere to your guest blogging guidelines.


    • I appreciate your inquiry and credentials. Currently I am not accepting guest posts. I apologize for not updating this feedback page sooner.

  14. Hello,
    I enjoy reading about your hikes and outdoor adventures. I found your post about Patsy’s Mine to be very informative and interesting. I noticed another visitor posted a comment about Rhymney Mine that is supposedly just south of Patsy’s Mine. Do you happen to have any information about the Rhymney Mine? I am collecting information about all of the mines in the Davis County area and so far I’ve found and documented several dozen but the Rhymney mine is one I am having trouble locating. Any information you have would be very helpful. Thank you.

  15. Hi there.
    Lovely site, thank you for sharing all your hard work.
    (Found it in a Google(R) image search under keywords, “china landscape;” one of the photos on your site came up fairly high on the first page .)
    Deep apologies for posting this unsolicited comment on a public page; I was trying to find a “contact me” link that would let me e-mail or post to you privately, as I have no interest in calling anyone out publicly; sadly, this was the only contact mechanism I found. Please feel free to delete after — or before — reading.
    Just a thought to run by you — I saw the photo of a young boy (your son?) playing in what looks like a clothes-dryer on this page:

    and just had to write in. While I realize the odds of some random youngster just happening on that page, and then thinking, “boy, that looks like fun! Maybe I should go try that!” are probably on the order of seven-billion (or more) to one, all it takes is one tragedy…
    So I was wondering if you might want to replace that one image with something showing a less-risky creative behavior — or, if not, perhaps post a little caveat right by the photo, reminding readers that letting kids play inside appliances or other things that could potentially close on, and possibly suffocate, those kids is never a great idea. (Even if they’re told to do so only under adult supervision, why take the chance that they might get adventurous some day?)
    I’m especially mindful of this at the moment, because of this little tragedy that happened in my neck of the woods in the not-so-distant past:
    Just a thought, offered respectfully and humbly.
    No reply sought or expected.
    Thanks again for your site.

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