Senator L.M. Olson — part 1

Part of my Family History Sunday series. Laurentius Magnus Olson (known as L.M. Olson) is my great, great-grandfather. Because of this man, there are several things about my life that I enjoy: I am an American. I am a Mormon. I have a nearly unbreakable work ethic (seriously, I nearly couldn’t bring myself to take […]

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I have thyroid cancer – part 3

It’s been 6+ months since I was diagnosed with papillary thyroid cancer. You can’t begin to understand the emotions, thoughts, fears, doubt, and struggle that follows a cancer diagnosis until you experience it first-hand. Many of our closest friends don’t know how far into hell and back we came, particularly in the first 6 weeks […]

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Professor Beatty

About 8 years ago I was an undergraduate student at Brigham Young University (BYU) in Provo, UT. I was taking the LING 480 course on translation technology and my world was opened to this new realm of technology and an industry that I had really not known to exist before. It was enthralling! At the […]

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