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The Book Of Jared
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Welcome to the Book of Jared. No, I am not the Jared from the Book of Mormon, but I hope in spite of that fact that you will find something of value here on my site.

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Castilla y la mancha

I was just sitting here and I thought that Castilla and La Mancha sounds like a cool name for a cop drama. Two Latino partners, Roberto Castilla and Guillermo de La Mancha, fighting crime along the U.S. and …


Whither Captain Moroni?

In the book of Alma, in the Book of Mormon, we read about a group called Kingmen who wanted to overthrow the government established by the Nephites, a democratic theocracy, and replace it with a different form …


Is the Savior more than a worry stone?

I think the question in the title is one that every disciple of the Master must ask themselves at one time or another. When I think of my Savior, I think of one who is active in comforting me, and who is …


Another change...

They say that he only constant in life is change. Well, here we go again. I have been notified that my contract will be up on the 16th of November. Once again I have had a job for two years, although this time I at …


Back at work...

It is always difficult coming back after a long weekend, but I am glad to be back at work again. In this economy I am glad to be at work at all. There are times I look back at where all this started, a little farm in …


Of barbeque and the Civil War

I spent the day today with the family at Camp Floyd State Park. Every year on Labor Day they have a big party with Civil War historical events; like shooting a musket, playing kids games, making a dipped candle, and …


and Back Again...

The bad thing about a long miserable road trip is that you have to make the return trip. My motorcycle is a Suzuki DR-z 400, a dual sport bike that is mostly suited to dirt trails. The seat is hard, and so are the …


There...

I am writing this post on Saturday the 3rd. I will post it when I can because I have no internet. I just took 9 hours of my life and rode my motorcycle from Eagle Mountain to Las Vegas. Sounds fun, right? Well, not …


On finding a job...

My son has been working at Camp Floyd State Park for the last few months, but now their Summer budget is up. Once again he is going to be looking for work, lucky him. The economy is so bad right now that there just …


Why I did what I did, when I know what I know...

One of the most common questions I get when people find out that I am a Master Mason is; "Why did you decide to become a Mason?" The question is usually posed by my fellow Latter-day saints, and is often followed by …