If you’re Mormon, did you know that you can request to receive copies of your ancestors’ patriarchal blessings from lds.org? In January the Church announced that a new online tool for requesting and reading patriarchal blessings was available to all members of the Church. Not only can you now request your own (should you have […]
I’m excited to be able to announce that I have been made Head of Localization at Mozilla.
Throughout my life, the message that I needed to have a role model never really sunk in. Mostly, I felt like placing an individual on the role model pedestal (warts and all) was a larger commitment than I was willing to make. This was especially true when I’d never even met the person. My friends […]
This is one of my absolute favorite pieces of art of Jesus Christ. It is based on Isaiah 1:18, where Isaiah describes the Atonement’s power to cleanse us as turning scarlet sins into pure white snow. I relate so much to this picture, as I often see myself in this woman’s postion: at the feet […]
To say that raising a child to be bilingual in the Mountain West region of the US is hard, is an understatement. The homogeneity of the population and culture doesn’t lend to diverse languages. In our home, you’ll hear English or Spanish almost daily, among others on a less regular basis. We love languages! And […]
I’ve spent a bit of time this week rummaging through the 182 page PDF of the 30th Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Utah. It is not an easy task, believe me. I expected to find more detailed record keeping of the events of that legislative session. You know, the usual stuff like the vote […]
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 […]
If you’ve been following along with these posts over the last year, I hope you notice the difference in this post’s title 🙂 This will be the last time I write about my cancer (unless, in the unfortunate event that it returns).
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 […]
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 […]