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Peaches and Tomatoes

Sometimes, I’m a little ambitious in my new role as a full-time homemaker. Last month, when the sign-up for peaches and tomatoes from a local farm went around the room in Relief Society, I...

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A Blue Kite, or Yellow

Once, and a big fat why will pass before I am no longer my allergic me. I am the blue body, dyed the hue of our crummy old couch cry- ing to be replaced....

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What's the word . . .

In the medium of blogging, I sense a tension between the desire for a colloquial tone and the need for precise diction. In the absence of visual and aural cues, we rely on the...

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Strengthening Our Ward Communities

This sacrament talk was given in the Longfellow Park Ward in Cambridge, Massachusetts and published in Exponent II’s Winter 1999 issue. Enjoy! Recently I spent the afternoon at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in...

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Virtual Oases XXVI

Congratulations, Caroline! Comment of the Week (from the “Why I Stay Thread” at BCC) Mom on a Wire: “Issues” Bored in Vernal: Thoughts on a more team-based leadership approach Alb: When reality comes crashing...

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Paper-less?

Am I the only one who is quietly mourning the transition of Exponent II from print to web? My awakening as a young Mormon feminist came from the stack of yellowed X2s that my...

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Why I Stay(ed) … and loved it

Last week I attended the Sunstone Symposium in Salt Lake City. It was a mixed bag for me. There were definitely some speakers who struck an inner chord for me, others who I didn’t...

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Summer Lessons

The summer after my freshman year in undergrad, I worked at a summer camp for children with disabilities in Texas. It would be my first experience away from Utah for any extended period of...