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!

Monday, April 24, 2017

Sketchbook: Beating the odds

Oops!

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

Monday, April 3, 2017

Sketchbook: Conference recap

What an amazing conference! There were so many great talks and inspiring messages, and the music was beautiful as always!

I've posted all my notes from General Conference — including the Women's Session. Now for your convenience, I've compiled them into one handy, dandy PDF that you can download (via Dropbox). Please feel free to use them or share them. Most importantly, go back and revisit the messages themselves. You'll be glad you did!