Howdy, My names Mike and I’m a Latter-day Saint a.k.a. the folks that used to be referred to as Mormons. I grew up in Burley, Idaho and my mom came out to me as a lesbian when I was 10. I was scared. She was scared. By the time I was 12 we were living […]Read more "When Revelation Changes: My Thoughts As a Son of a Lesbian"
I have learned over the past 20+ years of good, bad, awkward, and heated conversations that religion is a hard subject to talk about. The only thing harder than talking about about religion… is living it. Sure, there are times when it is easier than others, but easy was never part of any religion’s doctrine […]Read more "5 Hard Lessons I have Learned As A Mormon"
This is my daughter Lyza. This is my daughter Lyza in time out. She tends to find herself in this situation quite frequently (more posts on that subject later) and it is usually due to her making bad decisions or knee jerk reactions in moments of excitement or anger. In time out, Lyza tends to […]Read more "Why Adults Still Need To Get Put In Time Out"
The Perfect Dream I remember the first day I had my own lawn. I spent 25 years thinking about the moment when I would be able to stand in the front yard with a hose in one hand and a weed wacker in the other. Boy scouts would walk by saying things like, “That grass […]Read more "How I Stopped My Lawn From Almost Killing Me"
Ok, so this isn’t going to be an analysis of any movie where an evil villain turns soft and saves his son before dying. It’s about Halloween. As usual we were way late in acquiring costumes and we really wanted to have a family theme. So, after searching we determined that Star Wars was definitely […]Read more "What Darth Vader Taught Me About Parenting"
Thursday I got a call from my wife around 11 and when I answered the phone all I heard was Joshua (my 2 year old son) screaming bloody murder in the background. My wife went on to tell me that he had stuck his hand on the glass shield of the fireplace and had burned […]Read more "My Son + 3 days = 3 accidents"
I don’t believe in chance. There have been too many experiences in my life that show me otherwise. Example #1) My Wife – I met my wife in 9th grade on a Junior High ski trip. We were both in the advanced class and the second I set eyes on her something inside me clicked […]Read more "What I Have Learned About Life From My Local Search Marketing Career"