Tom Hanks’ brief exposure to Mormons

!! About a month ago Tom Hanks was on Fresh Air. Terry Gross mentioned that Mr. HanksĀ had been around a few different religions when he was younger and he went on to explain each of them. One of them was The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (although only the term Mormon was used). […]

NPR’s On Point – Mormon Moment

I think I’ve mentioned before that I go for a walk every day at lunch along the Niagara Parkway in Niagara Falls, Ontario (I work there). I usually listen to a podcast (sports talk show out of Toronto, various NPR shows, or Church-related shows). The other day I listened to an On Point episode from […]

“If It Feels Right…” – NY Times article that President Monson quoted

You may recall that President Monson quoted from a NY Times article during his Sunday morning address at General Conference. The article was by David Brooks. I haven’t really read much of his work, but I do hear him every week on NPR‘s All Things Considered (he’s a political analyst) and I enjoy hearing him. […]

Stones, Zeppelin Songs Combat Crickets

I first heard about this on NPR’s Wait, Wait… Don’t Tell Me! Most members are aware of the story from early Utah when some crickets were eating crops and seagulls came and ate them. The type of cricket has been called Mormon Crickets. Anyway, these so called Mormon Crickets are causing a problem in Nevada, […]

Put faces to the numbers

I may have mentioned before that I go for a long walk each day during my lunch hour. I have a few podcasts I listen to during the week as I walk (Wait Wait… Don’t Tell Me!, Prime Time Sports, 60 Minutes, and occasionally some others). A couple of weeks ago there was a segment […]

“1 billion people’s Saviour” – Thoughts on swearing

I’ve never been one to use “bad” language. The closest I came was in high school. At the time I didn’t have much of a problem with quoting a song or a movie. I don’t remember which word it was, but one day I said something (again, quoting something), and all of my friends were […]

Mapping Happiness

This post is a little old, but back in February On Point, the NPR show out of WBUR in Boston had a show called Mapping Happiness. It talked about how we may or not be “wired” for happiness. By guest host Jane Clayson: So much has been written about the search for happiness — in […]

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