How Russia Uses Social Media to Divide and Destabilize America (Race, Covid 19)

The USA is more divided and polarized today than at any other time in the last five decades. A plethora of articles discloses how Russia is using social media to polarize and destabilize America. This is an attack on our national unity using misinformation, disinformation, fake news, “information laundering,” and “cyber propaganda.” Typically, the Kremlin … Continue reading How Russia Uses Social Media to Divide and Destabilize America (Race, Covid 19)

My “Yucky” Health Code Cases: Flies, Roof Rats, Slime, Pigeons, and Mystery Meat

As a young District Attorney, one of my assignments was prosecuting misdemeanor Health Code violations. One day, the Orange County Supervising Health Inspector invited me to go on an inspection tour.  The Store Selling “Mystery Meat” At a small mom-and-pop store we inspected the meat display. The meat was wrapped in cellophane, with prices only, … Continue reading My “Yucky” Health Code Cases: Flies, Roof Rats, Slime, Pigeons, and Mystery Meat

My Top 10 Animals (+Quokkas)

I am an animal lover – always have been. As I have grown older, however, my love of animals has become more selective.  I primarily love mammals, especially fat or furry ones, and birds. I no longer adore insects and reptiles. Here are my favorite wild animals. Do you agree with my selections? 1. Koalas … Continue reading My Top 10 Animals (+Quokkas)

Sad Case of the Man Held in “Captivity” (Prison) So Long He Could No Longer Cope With Freedom

Animals and humans kept in captivity lose their emotional strength and survival skills When animals are kept in captivity too long, they lose the ability to survive in the wild.  Prolonged captivity weakens their mental well being and strips them of essential survival skills. Likewise, when people are incarcerated for long periods, they become institutionalized. … Continue reading Sad Case of the Man Held in “Captivity” (Prison) So Long He Could No Longer Cope With Freedom

Top 10 Blog Posts

Here are the 10 most popular blog posts from the last 2 years. Beware of Media Fear-Mongering (Pre-Covid)Presentism Pandemic: Misjudging the Past — StillRaised from the Dead: Ephraim Hanks and Nancy JohnsonRaised from the Dead: Ephraim Hanks and the Martin Handcart Company Rescue30 Years for Speeding TicketThe First Memorial Day Celebration: Freed Slaves Honor Union … Continue reading Top 10 Blog Posts

The Difficult Question of Human Suffering

"Modern atheism" has destroyed the faith of countless youths and young adults, in and out of the church. The problem of human suffering is the primary contention. It needs to be addressed. LDS doctrine provides the answers. The Prime Mantra of Atheists The question of human suffering has been debated by theologians, philosophers, and thinkers … Continue reading The Difficult Question of Human Suffering

Swearing Oaths on the Bible – Tradition and the Law

In 2007, Representative Keith Ellison of Minnesota was sworn in as the first Muslim member of Congress.  During the oath, instead of using the Bible, he placed his hand on Thomas Jefferson’s 1734 translation of the Koran. This created a firestorm of criticism from conservative Christians.  When Representative Rashida Talib of Michigan took her oath … Continue reading Swearing Oaths on the Bible – Tradition and the Law

My Fellow Judge Got Pranked – Big Time

Judges don’t have regular work hours. As elected officials, we are judges -- 24/7.   For example, I am available any time day or night to handle law enforcement requests, like issuing emergency protective orders in domestic violence cases, or issuing emergency arrest or search warrants. For instance, the police have contacted me at night at … Continue reading My Fellow Judge Got Pranked – Big Time

I Experienced an Amazing Miracle of Nature

Miracles of Providence God is a God of miracles. The Lord provides. His miracles of providence are prevalent. Most church members have both witness and personally experienced these miracles. Miracles of Controlling Nature and the Elements Church members have also witnessed the miracle of the controlling nature and the elements. This usually occurs when church … Continue reading I Experienced an Amazing Miracle of Nature