Author: Ellen

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What’s in a name?

Mister-Mistress, Lord-Lady, King-Queen, Actor-Actress, Aviator-Aviatrix, President, Boss, Bishop, Deacon, Teacher, Priest-Priestess?, Elder, Provider, Presider, Nurturer, Pilot, Captain, and etc. So many titles. All referring to positions, qualifications, status, or location in a hierarchy. So...

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Fruit Basket

As possibly the oldest Exponent contributor, I feel some responsibility to warn my younger sisters of some of the opportunities of old age that await them. This past holiday season I encountered a life...

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Be the Change

I love to travel, and one of things that I often do is attend church. Sometimes it is not an LDS service, and sometimes it is. It is always interesting to see how other...

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My Bad!

I have noticed lately that public apologies have become a thing. Kind of. I’ve seen TV commercials from Facebook, saying they were going to do more to protect users’ data. No actual “sorry” in...

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Imagine

Recently I read a fascinating article by Rosemary Hill. https://www.lrb.co.uk/v40/n07/rosemary-hill/what-does-she-think-she-looks-like. It is about women, fashion, clothing, and uses a phrase, “frock consciousness”, which is deserving of its own discussion. It is well worth reading....

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Suffer the Children

Article of Faith #2 has always been my favorite. Even with my recurring doubts that “men” really means “human beings” in this case. The obvious inequity in the reproductive zone aside, I clung to...

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“Because I said so!”

Are you familiar with the old story about the newlywed and the pot roast? Surely you’ve heard it at the beginning of some sacrament meeting talk, somewhere. The newlywed bride is making a roast...

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A Bit of Hope for the New Year

I have a confession to make. I have been rather grinchy. I am not proud of this. It seems that I’ve been in a bad mood for over a year now. It has been...