“What should I do with my life?” (15 Sep 2014): My two bits on the challenge of chosing a major and a career.
Majority Error (7 Apr 2014): The Foolishness of the Masses.
Meaningful In Context (7 Aug 2013): In the classroom, choices are meaningful but their impact contained.
Robust System Paradox (6 Aug 2013): Unnecessary ≠ Unimportant.
Dinner Parties, Agency, and God (5 Aug 2013): What planning dinner parties and studying engineering taught me about deity.
Of Models and Art (25 Apr 2013): Selecting the right subset of characteristics.
Computers are Poor Students (5 Mar 2013): Why I am bored by “Machine Learning” (and statistics).
Good people, better examples (27 Feb 2013): Reflections on one of my parents’ greatest virtues.
Luther's Fourth Postulate (20 Feb 2013): File formats control your mind via data’s influence on tools, with consequent thoughts on bearing testimony.
Seen but not True (7 Jan 2013): On faith, knowledge, and evidence.
Christ the Receiver (18 Dec 2012): How does Christ receive the gifts we give him?
Christ the Giver (17 Dec 2012): What message is conveyed in Jesus Christ’s gifts to us?
Future History (14 November 2012): Thoughts on learning from scriptural prophesy.
Mormonism in Seven Minutes (29 Oct 2012): Transcript of a talk I presented at an academic panel on Mormonism.
Human Error (10 Oct 2012): How should you react to unpleasantness?
Aspiring to Plinthhood (19 September 2012): A beautiful word, an important function.
Snapshots of the Mind (17 September 2012): Personality, IQ, fatalism, and growth.
Second Offense (10 September 2012): The discipline required for peace to exist.
Accepting Gratitude (29 Aug 2012): The least common form of politeness.
Listening to your Soul (14 Aug 2012): Faith and desiring to desire.
Proactive Hope (30 Jul 2012): I asked Ellie Walker what faith is; she replied “proactive hope.”
Take and Have (16 Jul 2012): The subtle implication of invisible words.
Real People (11 Jul 2012): “It is difficult to write about a real person.” — T. H. White
What Beholdest Thou? (14 May 2012): On perspective and matters of eternity.
Different Underneath (3 May 2012): Processes that look the same for different reasons.
Because of thy faith (23 Apr 2012): Thoughts on Enos and answered prayer.
It's all a game (16 Apr 2012): When you get far enough into anything, everyone is flying by the seat of their pants. I think.
The Math Analogy (29 Mar 2012): Nature doesn’t even know about mathematics.
Shall (27 Mar 2012): How changing language can make understanding hard.
Academic Publications (19 Mar 2012): In academic publications, cui bono?
Behold (6 Mar 2012): The most-repeated commandment.
Righteousness and Similarity (15 Feb 2012): Perfect ≠ identical, but righteous ~ righteous.
Too much fudge (6 Feb 2012): Speculations on the trustworth of common knowledge.
John 14:15 (30 Jan 2012): If ye love me, keep my commandments.
“Say Grace” (24 Jan 2012): Whence the habit of praying before meals?
John 14:15 (30 Jan 2012): If ye love me, keep my commandments.
Divine Visions (16 Jan 2012): Are visions interactive?
Specializaton (12 Jan 2012): To specialize or not to specialize?
Rites (5 Jan 2012): Thoughts on rites in general.
Judgment (19 Dec 2011): Hidden skeletons and uncut jewels.
Not Rememberable (12 Dec 2011): A postulate that some things are beyond our memory apparatus’s capabilities.
Un-Asked Questions (6 Dec 2011): Killing the conversation by assuming an answer without discussion.
Vital, Arbitrary Decisions (8 Nov 2011): Of getting dressed, being stressed, and commandments.
The Used Car Lot (31 Oct 2011): A thought about the niceties of having commandments.
Memorization (26 Oct 2011): On memorizing and listening.
Richie and Jobs (13 Oct 2011): A reflection on two giants of computing.
We are Many (11 Oct 2011): Reflections on personal identity.
Life is not a Book (10 Oct 2011): Me: “I learned a great lesson that day…”. Them: “What was it?”
“Helping” God (26 Sep 2011): Sometimes I feel like a 3-year old.
When Fires Die (22 Sep 2011): Motivation, faith, hope, love, and how they are lost.
Heterogeneity (19 Sep 2011): Diversity and what it’s lacking.
… to its Logical Conclusion (12 Sep 2011): A truth behind Aristotle’s Golden Mean.
Gifts of Tongues (8 Sep 2011): Reflections on tongues and the problem of thinking about deity.
On Philosophy (31 Aug 2011): Philosophy as a non-scientific field.
Bang-Bang Beliefs (22 Aug 2011): Reflections on “Open your mouths and they shall be filled” (DC 33:8).
Audacity of Science (15 Aug 2011): The Functional is not necessarily the Actual.
The First Law of Heaven (11 Aug 2011): Trying to unravel Bruce R. McConkie’s statement, “obedience is the first law of heaven.”
What Should Teachers Do? (4 Aug 2011): Reflections on information, knowledge, understanding, intelligence, wit, acuity, aptitude, instruction, etc.
Offended by Perspective (2 Aug 2011): How do you handle someone who feels slighted because their perspective of a situation is off target?
Etymological Hypothesis: Atonement (25 Jul 2011): Informed guesswork on how the word “atonement” came to have the meaning it has today.
Because the Principle is Correct (20 Jul 2011): A brief thought shared in a recent church service.
Pilate and the Easy Out (13 Jul 2011): A thought from the account of Christ’s trial and death.
Delegation (4 Jul 2011): A part of leadership I wish more people understood.
Talking to Slaves (30 Jun 2011): A different way of viewing programming.
Carrots, Reigns, and Love (29 Jun 2011): There are three reasons to follow a leader; the highest must be freely given because of who we are.
Why Wash Feet? (27 Jun 2011): A thought on one of Jesus Christ’s last acts in mortality.
Tribute: Brian McGeever (21 Jun 2011): Recalling Brian McGeever and the A-to-Z Mathematics Award.
Brain or Driver? (14 Jun 2011): Speculation about why we think as we do think.
I don't much care where (13 Jun 2011): Commentary on a famous quote from Lewis Carroll.
The Simple Art of Listening (9 June 2011): In defense of a dying art form.
Logic, Tool not Truth (7 June 2011): Why I don’t “believe” logic, yet use it all the time.
Are the Righteous Sad? (31 May 2011): A scriptural thought about happiness and sadness.
What I Wish People Knew about Scripture (18 May 2011): If He could have taught what He wanted us to know more easily, He would have.