Mormon Masculine Househusband

April 30, 2008

So my wife is up for an interview tomorrow, if she gets the job I will probably be the househuband until summer.  It is an interesting possiblity and one which I am excited for her.  It is to be a temporary Educational Assistant working in an elementary school.

Since the job starts Monday we should know PDQ whether she is going to get it or not.  I am hopeful she will as would be a perfect position for her with her training as a Speech Pathologist Assistant and would give her some valuable experience.

For me I like the opportunity to be a stay at home dad.  I have two preschoolers at home right now and it would allow me to continue to build a relationship with them before heading into another year of heavy schooling in the fall (ITMC)1.

Here’s hoping.


1. ITMC = if the money comes 

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One Eternal Round

April 29, 2008

Often one hears the phrase in Scripture of “One Eternal Round”.

See the following:

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Gentile defence of Mormon settlement – 1887

April 28, 2008

Here is an excerpt which I found in the MacLeod Gazette from August 16, 1887.  Considering this is at the beginning of the Edmunds-Tucker Act and only three months after the Mormons arrived in Cardston this is an amazing defence of the rights of new settlers:
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The Mormon Presence in Canada – Book Review

April 28, 2008

Canadian Mormon history books are few and far between, in part because there are so few members in Canada and part because most of the historical work on Church history is done in the USA.  In fact most of the work that has been done have been folk tale like personal histories which while somewhat useful have to be taken with a large measure of salt.

So it was nice to find a book which included American and Canadian academics talking about the early history of Canada and Mormons.  B.Y. Card, who edited The diaries of Charles Ora Card: The Canadian years, 1886-1903 is one of the editors of this volume.  The book, called The Mormon Presence in Canada, was published in 1990 and details an overview of the Mormon exodus from eastern Canada in the 1830s and their return to southern Alberta area in the 1880s and the aftermath of the settlement.  
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Touring my stomping grounds part 2

April 26, 2008

Welcome to the second half please continue:

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Touring my stomping grounds part 1

April 26, 2008

So you are reading this blog, some of you might even be interested in the school I attend the University of Lethbridge, unless you are Kim Siever and well it is all too familiar.

So whether you like it or not here is my photo tour of the University of Lethbridge.  Taken on a Saturday after the end of exams.
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Jewish Experience in Antebellum America Part 2

April 26, 2008

The lack of proper authority which had been plaguing the American Jews for some time became a serious issue in various communities.  In 1846 there was only a handful of Rabbis who had arrived to fill in the gaps of leadership.  Yet it was not enough to truly provide an overall protection and instruction for the community.  So arguments over what is Kosher and what is not, dissatisfaction and outright distrust of the leadership in communities led to dramatic shifts in Jewish thinking.  No longer did Jews want the leadership dictating on every issue.  It had become so bad that in some cases physical altercations would occur over the content of the prayer books.  It was a land of confusion.
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