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Literary DCGD #29: Farewell to Nauvoo

July 28, 2013 | 3 comments
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I’ve long thought that Nauvoo was a kind of Mormon Camelot, a shining, hopeful city built on consistent, righteous principles that fell apart amid internal dissension. While I wouldn’t push the analogy too far, I think it kind of works on the surface, especially given the standard portrayal of Nauvoo in lessons like Doctrine and Covenants Gospel Doctrine lesson 29 and in the following poem. Read more »

The Dream of the Green Hill

January 20, 2010 | 19 comments
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The Dream of the Green Hill

Green Hill Communities | Next About fifteen years ago, I had a dream. In my dream I saw a green hill with several people silhouetted against a cloudy sky. These figures were engaged together in various activities, some speaking, some playing or dancing, and some resting. The clouds in the sky moved quickly by, like in a fast-motion movie, which I understood to signify the passage of time. Then I woke up. Although the dream was brief, its images — the people, the hill, and the sky — have stayed with me. The attitude shared by the figures on... Read more »

Some Thoughts on How to Approach a New “Place”

July 23, 2009 | 13 comments
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I reside in Alexandria, Virginia, about 10 miles south of Washington, DC.  Read more »

A Year’s Supply of Goodwill

January 12, 2009 | 6 comments
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The Lovely One and I do not (yet) own a hand-crank radio or an AK-47. But we’re still emergency preparedness freaks in our own way. Read more »

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