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English by birth, American by choice. Teacher and researcher by birth, Writer by choice. No dress rehearsal, this is my life!

No Man Knows My History

Over my lifetime, I have been many things to many people. And yet, not the thing I wanted to be for myself. And so here we are, almost 63 years of age and a memoir or three in process. How is that possible? Well, as you see by the subtitle…


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Not that the Mormon church leaders will actually admit to the decline in church membership over the last 40 years, they instead continue to build temples or ‘Houses of the Lord’ in ever-increasing numbers. We see if you look in the right places, the continuation of closing down local church…


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Nothing and I mean nothing, prepares you for homelessness. Everyone is only about 3 months away from being homeless. Lose your job, 3 months behind with your rent or mortgage, lose your car, and before you know it, here it comes! As most everyday folk today have no more than…


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I first met Bishop Richard A. Bastard, or as he prefers to be called Bishop Rich Bastard, over 30 years ago in England. A charismatic middle-aged man with a love for expensive cars and suits to match. He had two councilors serving with him on the Bishopric; Brother N. Titled…


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What would someone, who is not of this Earth we live on, think about the way we live our lives today? Would they be impressed by our technology and our impressive military weapons? Would they be impressed that we have divided ourselves up into nations and caste systems? Would they…


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I am not anti-Mormon. I was not looking to be anti-anything. My nature is to be positive and believing. During my thirty-four year membership of The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, I fully accepted the many holes and challenges that came my way as a professional historian, for…


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1 Corinthians 3:2 — I have fed you with milk, and not with meat: for hitherto ye were not able to bear it, neither yet now are ye able.

The above-quoted scripture from the King James Version of the Bible is the usual response offered to any member of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints or the Mormons when questions of honesty or a lack of information are discussed. Basically, the rote response is we didn’t tell…


I’m Betting You Say Yours? Right?

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I love my new church, my new faith, and my new religion. It’s one of a kind. This is the only church that God wanted to be installed on the earth before He came again. I can not believe I am so lucky to…


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“Progress is impossible without change, and those who can’t change their minds can’t change anything.”

— George Bernard

If you want to remain static in any phase of your life, keep telling yourself that there is no reason to change your mind. After all, when you are correct, and everyone else is wrong, what is there to change? Right?

Or are you courageous enough to…


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Most of the music I have loved over the last 60 years has originated from the British Isles or the USA. However, in the last few years, I have sought out music genres across the world. You may well be acquainted with some of these bands, but the point is…

Steve Arrowsmith MA

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