Tag Archives: BYU

Daily Dose of Immortality

In an appeal, I responded to the denial of promotion: The university representative has argued that I am a bad citizen because I used the word unctuous in reference to hires of nonscholars and because I called BYU sanctimonious, but he doesn’t address … Continue reading

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Prophecy Fulfilled

A headline in the Salt Lake Tribune this morning: Mormon church wins full recognition in Vietnam, sees chance for growth When I was a student at BYU in the late 1960’s, this eventuality was prophesied. The full account is included in … Continue reading

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“A Climate of Oppression and Fear of Reprisals”

The LDS excommunication of Kate Kelly this week and the threatened disciplinary actions against others thought to be insufficiently orthodox has reminded me, as it has others, of actions taken against several of my BYU colleagues in the mid 1990s. … Continue reading

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Salt, by Susan Elizabeth Howe

I just read Susan Howe’s new book of poetry, Salt—for the second time. It is a remarkable exploration of love and death and sex and marriage and aging and God and salt—not necessarily in that order and not neatly separated by … Continue reading

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Foreword for Wild Rides, Wildflowers

The title promises wild rides and wildflowers; the subtitle announces philosophy and botany with bikes. I’ll let the authors introduce those topics themselves. My task is to provide a little context, especially from the year preceding the events of this … Continue reading

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Politics in the Hospice

My mother is recovering from a broken hip in a rehabilitation center in American Fork, Utah. I visited her late yesterday afternoon before going to a Utah Valley party for the ACLU of Utah. Do you like the ACLU? I … Continue reading

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