Adventures in the Lone Star State

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China’s Great Universities

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According to the NY Times, Beijing is seeking to make top universities in the next 10 years or so. That is quite a lofty goal, but China has had plenty of those in recent years. And they have been successful in many of those goals… For example, in the last 15 years, Shanghai went from […]

Remembering a Remarkable Woman

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For those of you who haven’t yet heard, Rosa Parks passed away yesterday (24 October 2005). I would like to pay my respects to this noble woman who changed the course of history with such a simple act: she refused to give up her bus seat that fateful evening on 1 December 1955. I will […]

Etiquette and Mormons — Does it exist?

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Mormons don’t seem to always know proper etiquette. Or maybe it’s just me. However, this past weekend, I had the opportunity to attend a concert sponsored by O.C. Tanner and the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints. It was great to hear the Mormon Tabernacle Choir accompanied by the Utah Symphony (with special guests, […]

Homecoming

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With BYU’s Homecoming game happening tomorrow night, I thought that I’d share some thoughts about this whole homecoming event. First, what ever happened to BYU’s homecoming queens? They still have their pictures on the walls of the Wilkinson Student Center from the 70s. Some of them were quite beautiful and I’m still searching for their […]

Realities of Life

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Now that I don’t have midterms (well, I technically have one that begins this afternoon), I’m taking the opportunity to write. Having finished my projects for the week on Tuesday, I thought that I’d be able to go to bed before 1 a.m. Well, that hasn’t been the case these past few days. As I […]

Video iPod – Gotta Have It?

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Whether you like Apple or not (I don’t see how you cannot like them), you have to give credit to Steve Jobs and his faithful following. They manage to make headline news every few weeks. If you haven’t heard, the latest revolutionary product to come out is the Video iPod. I first heard about this […]

Blogging — Surprisingly Simple

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What’s strange is that I’ve had this account for some time, but I didn’t actually create my blog until now. I give credit to my good friend, Jake Lybbert, for pushing me to become a blogger. He probably doesn’t know it, but since I’m supposed to be helping him out with his blog (onlifeandlybberty.blogspot.com), I […]