Tuesday, May 23, 2017

Old days

I love the Memories section of FamilySearch.org! I like seeing the photos of my old ancestors and hearing some of their stories.

Monday, May 22, 2017

Ward family history

...and the Stake Relief Society President is that one crazy aunt on your mother's side that we never talk about!

Saturday, May 20, 2017

Quiet on the set!

Sometimes the "big reveal" goes a bit overboard.

Friday, May 19, 2017

Think twinkle

So a couple of my family members were talking about making a flier in Spanish at the same time I was studying the Plan of Salvation for my Sunday school class, and this happened.

Thursday, May 18, 2017

Limited palate

There's nothing better as a missionary than having a companion who can cook!

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

One of the crowd

This really hit home for me when I had a picture taken with some of the members of our branch in Yeosu, South Korea. I was really shocked to see just how Anglo I looked surrounded by all those Koreans!

Friday, May 12, 2017

Angels above us are silent notes taking

I wonder what the results would be if every missionary companionship were issued a Go Pro and the interactions were live streamed? Something to think about...

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

Exploring some more

Just a couple more from Explore Provo.

If you're a comics nerd like me, you may be interested to note that these were originally drawn using ancient technology — Radiograph pens on Bristol board, and a lot of the shading is done with ziptone film. It's so much easier nowadays with Photoshop!

Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Working it

With May being Work Zone Safety Month (I know it's marked on your calendar, isn't it?), I thought it might be good to revisit some of my Explore Provo cartoons. These were done as public service announcements during a project to rebuild University Avenue in downtown Provo — a couple of decades ago!

Monday, May 8, 2017

Sketchbook: Preparing for the fast

Ours can't be the only LDS home like this. The kids feel a need to load up before fast Sunday so they don't suffer too much from skipping two meals. Then, when we get home, they feel the need to make up for the two meals they missed (even it they were Hobbit meals*)!

It would be an interesting study to compare caloric intake on fast Sunday compared to regular Sundays.

*Breakfast, second breakfast, elevenses, lunch, afternoon tea, dinner and supper.

Saturday, May 6, 2017

Expiration date

We just finished prom season here, both Mormon prom and school prom. Even though both proms may look the same on paper, there's a world of difference between the two!

Friday, May 5, 2017

Revenge of the Fifth

Missionaries tend to carry a bit of their native culture with them wherever they go...

Thursday, May 4, 2017

May The Fourth Be With You

Once again, we made these work zone safety memes for the Oregon Department of Transportation.

Tuesday, May 2, 2017


I know this is a rerun, but it is almost Star Wars Day, and I really like this one!

Monday, May 1, 2017

Sketchbook: To be one

Just a warning: this is the week of May the Fourth (be with you). We'll see what comes from that!

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

There's a certain ring to it

Today's lesson: when you purchase your CTR ring, always go with the brand name. With the knockoff brands you never know what you're going to get!

Saturday, April 22, 2017

We're not dealing in absolutes

We just added another Eagle to our nest — my young padawan just earned his award, after several years of hard work.

On a totally unrelated note, I wonder how many Scouts would pass their boards of review if they had to prove the clean part by showing a picture of their bedrooms?

Friday, April 21, 2017

Be prepared and all that

That explains why so many young men have messy rooms!

Thanks once again to my padawan for the inspiration for this one.

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

A day late, a dollar short

This probably should have run yesterday, but my calendar was off. At least I got my taxes in on time!

Tuesday, April 18, 2017

It's over

I'm sure there's somebody somewhere who likes black jelly beans!

Thursday, April 13, 2017

Next steps

The purpose of English classes was to meet people, build relationships, and find individuals to teach. We met a lot of people — a lot of interesting people!

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

Oh, no!

Remember what I said yesterday about this being based on a true story? Yes, it is.

Practically all missionaries have stories that they didn't report to the high council, nor did they use them in any sacrament meeting talk or fireside. But they all have them!

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

The loss of a letter

This story is based on an actual event. It didn't happen to me, but it did happen to some sister missionaries that I know.

Monday, April 10, 2017

Sketchbook: Signs

I've been on the road this past week (hence the late posting). In my travels I came across a sign advertising free stuff at the casino. A little farther down the road there was another sign, advertising for a church. It made me wonder how effective it would be if the church used a similar sales pitch to the one used by the gambling joint...

Saturday, April 8, 2017

Truth in advertising

One of the first rules of advertising is that you need to know your audience.

Actually, this sort of sign would have worked in my mission. Enough people knew enough English that they'd be brought in by this sign.

Friday, April 7, 2017