Archive for April, 2014

  • Let’s talk testing, a non-religious topic

    Tuesday, April 29th, 2014

    This past weekend I attended a conference at Boise State University called “Tell Me a Story.” Along with topics on writing, plot structure, and what publishers don’t tell you, I heard Kelly Gallagher speak about reading, common core, and testing in our schools. Kelly is the author of Readicide: How Schools Are Killing Reading and […]

  • Mormon immortality,Why death is not the end, my grandma’s funeral, and the miracle of Easter

    Monday, April 21st, 2014

    Even though we all know that death is a part of life, we long for immortality or the ability to live forever. In literature explorers search for the fountain of youth or the Holy Grail, Percy Jackson fights evil as a demi-god, and Bella will only be satisfied when she is turned into a vampire. […]

  • Author Jennifer Nielsen, visiting Meridian and Boise, ID

    Monday, April 14th, 2014

    JenniferNielsen¬†will be in Boise and Meridian next week. I love her Ascendancy Trilogy: The False Prince, The Runaway King, The Shadow Throne. Come and hear her speak at the Meridian Public Library on Thursday, April 24 at 5:30 pm. Or she will be signing books at Rediscovered Bookshop on Friday, April 25 from 4-5:30 pm. […]

  • My beliefs about same sex marriage

    Tuesday, April 8th, 2014

    This is an uncomfortable topic for me. When I think about my feeling and beliefs about same sex marriage and factor in the media and opinions of friends, my mind becomes muddled, my heart hurts. That is because I feel that in defending my beliefs, I will be viewed as uncompassionate. However, when I listen […]

  • Being a Mormon Woman

    Tuesday, April 1st, 2014

    There are women members of our church who are dissatisfied that we do not have the priesthood. I am not one of those. I am satisfied, even grateful for the blessings of being a woman in The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. In fact I would rather have the responsibilities that come with […]