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Introducing Bryant S.

Bryant grew up in Laie, Hawaii. He went to BYU where he changed majors 5 times before graduating in American Studies. From BYU, he moved to NYC where he went to law school at NYU. He also served a mission in Bordeaux, France. After marrying the girl of his dreams in December, Bryant and his wife moved to Silicon Valley, CA.

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This Day in LDS History Apr. 26th, 2007 at 12:58 pm

Of the many significant dates in LDS history, few of us would single April 26 out as one of the more important. However, I can think of few other dates (April 6 for the organization of the church being the most notable) that are specifically mentioned by the Lord in scripture. Read more »

Cultural Impact of Gender Roles Mar. 14th, 2007 at 12:41 am

Last month my little sister got married.  She married a great guy, and they seem to have had a happy first few weeks. However, I’ve noticed what seems to me to be a strange change in my sister.  She’s always been very academic and right before she started dating her husband she was telling me about her plans to live in Russia for a while to improve her grasp of the language, maybe getting an MBA or going on a mission, and all the other exciting things she wanted to do.  Well, she got married, and we talked again about her plans.  Now, she’s excited to stay home and cook and clean.  She maybe hopes to be a secretary.

Maybe I have a warped sense of gender roles because I have a wife who’s smarter than I am, who has a better advanced degree than I do, and who I followed to California for her career, but it kind of makes me sad that my sister has seemed to abandon her educational and career goals.
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United Nations Day Oct. 24th, 2006 at 12:49 pm

Sixty-one years ago today, in the wake of World War II, the United Nations opened its doors. It was ostensibly intended to create unity between the nations of the world into to achieve lasting peace. Critics of the UN, of which there are many, are quick to point out that during the past 61 years there have been a number of wars, conflicts, and other terrible things, despite any (or because of) involvement by the UN. Read more »

Eye of the Needle–Re-post Oct. 24th, 2006 at 10:18 am

This was accidentally deleted in what will hopefully be a learning experience for Mormon Mentality. With a little help from danithew, I am going to try to re-post my thoughts, but, unfortunately, I can’t remember the comments (thank you for those comments, by the way) that had already been made to re-post those.

My wife and I live in a pretty affluent part of the country, and we both have advanced professional degrees that may potentially give us lucrative jobs at some point. As I’ve been thinking about what direction I want my career to take, I’ve been reflecting on some of the successful Latter-Day Saints that I know, and, although there are some notable exceptions, quite a few of the successful Latter-Day Saints I know are wealthy. I don’t mean to demean any of these people because these are some of the best people I know. Many of them are kind, generous, and charitable. All of this brought to mind the well-known scripture in Mark 10:25: Read more »

The Voice of the Lord Oct. 11th, 2006 at 10:25 pm

On Sundays, I teach Sunday School to teenagers. They are great young people. They come to class. They participate in the lessons, most of the time. However, two related things happened in recent weeks that have caused me to wonder. Read more »