Wednesday, August 31, 2016

A taste of Europe

There are few things more sad than dropping a big scoop of ice cream on the ground. One thing that is worse is dropping amazing gelato — not just onto the ground, but onto a busy sidewalk in a major European capital! Dang!

Tuesday, August 30, 2016


Every couple of years we take a group of high school students on a European excursion. This year we had a group of 30 students that we took to Ireland, Wales, England and France (Paris and Normandy).  Invariably, there are amusing things that happen. This week I'll be sharing a few of those.

One of the boys we took is a varsity football lineman, Ben, He's about 6-feet 4-inches and weighs in the neighborhood of 275 pounds. He's a big kid. He was thrilled when he finally got to meet the other Big Ben!

Monday, August 29, 2016

Sketchbook: Volunteers

I certainly don't believe that I'm the only one who thought of the Hunger Games when the Church announced that those who are called to serve in Russia will be "volunteers" rather than "missionaries" in compliance with a new law.

Thursday, August 25, 2016

History lesson

As we're getting ready to go back to school, I'm reminded of this Zarahemla Times cartoon that gives a certain perspective on history.

Wednesday, August 24, 2016

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Expansion set

In case you couldn't tell, we're in the market for back to school supplies.

Sunday, August 21, 2016

Saturday, August 20, 2016

Sneak preview

Here's a sneak preview of a safety campaign we may be doing at the Oregon DOT, which may or may not be a parody of Pokémon Go. Stay tuned for more details!

Thursday, August 18, 2016

With a slightly sweet sauce

I was introduced to spaghetti noodles with chili when I visited Washington, D.C., a few years ago. It was at a small, trendy restaurant — and I haven't seen it offered anywhere else since (and I'm OK with that!).

Wednesday, August 17, 2016

Scripture power, unplugged

Sometimes it's easier to misunderstand the scriptures. *

*D&C 64:23 "for he that is tithed shall not be burned..."

Tuesday, August 16, 2016

Monday, August 15, 2016

Sketchbook: Medaling

Maybe offering medals would be good incentive for some folks to do their home teaching. Maybe.

Saturday, August 13, 2016

Friday, August 12, 2016

Scraps off the table

Tonight is our second night of feeding the missionaries this week. We have no leftovers.

Thursday, August 11, 2016

Many mighty works

He had to do something to fill the time before they set sail for the Promised Land, right?

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

The extra mile effort

It's probably a little late for a Ghostbusters-themed gag, but here it is. 

Tuesday, August 9, 2016

Problem solved!

I'm glad that in our family, at least, we've grown out of the need for babysitters.

Sunday, August 7, 2016

If only it were that easy

Wouldn't it be awesome if there were a family history app that was like Pokemon Go? You could track them down, catch them — and when you get to a GenealogyGym you could have battles!

I think I'll suggest that to the IT folks at Church Headquarters...

Editor's Note: With any luck this will be my last gag based on Pokemon Go.

Saturday, August 6, 2016

Pokémon habitat

...because Snorlax is a sleeping type, and high priests are notorious for sleeping...

Friday, August 5, 2016

Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Tuesday, August 2, 2016