Monthly Archives: September 2012

Thin Lines Easily Crossed

Thin Lines Easily Crossed: On Individual Autonomy, Mental Illness, Engagement, and Danger  By Ken K. Gourdin Author’s Note: Unfortunately, Salt Lake Police shot and killed a man who claimed to have an explosive device when he failed to obey officers’ commands … Continue reading

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When Revelation Goes Wrong

When Revelation Goes Wrong—Or Seems To By Ken K. Gourdin Author’s Note:  This was cross-posted at Mormon Dialogue & Discussion Board at Mormondialogue.com in response to another poster’s question about why a friend of his might’ve received revelation to marry … Continue reading

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Libya incident is terror, not crime

Administration’s reluctance to call Libya terror “terror” doesn’t serve U.S. interests By Ken K. Gourdin One need not read very much of what I have written to conclude that I hold law enforcement in general in high esteem.  Still, I wonder, … Continue reading

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The Winning Smile

The Man With the Winning Smile By Ken K. Gourdin  Author’s Note: Although I am the author (I wrote this in high school back in the mid-’80s), and although I did not previously post this piece on line, it can … Continue reading

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Memories of 9-11

Memories of 9-11 By Ken K. Gourdin Author’s Note: Since yesterday was the eleventh anniversary of that fateful day, I thought it fitting to pause and record some of my recollections of it. This piece is dedicated to the nearly … Continue reading

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America Galvanized on 9-11

America Galvanized on 9-11 Author’s Note: The following was published in the University of Utah’s student newspaper, The Daily Utah Chroicle on September 17, 2001 under the headline, “America Galvanized,” in response to the newspaper’s invitation to submit reflections on … Continue reading

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Cassell dangerousness a mystery

Why Cassell was a “dangerous” choice for the federal bench is a mystery By Ken K. Gourdin  Author’s Note:  I honestly cannot remember if I ever submitted this piece to The Salt Lake Tribune or not.  In any event, at … Continue reading

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