Monthly Archives: July 2014

Mumia vs. King

Mumia and King: Oakland Unified School District’s Effort to Equate Them and Their Respective Causes Sullies the Memory of Dr. King and Gives Mumia Entirely Too Much Credit  By Ken K. Gourdin If a reader has followed this blog for … Continue reading

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Dawn of The Planet of the Apes – A Review

Dawn of the Planet of the Apes – A Review, Along With a Brief Reflection on Just What, Precisely, It Might Mean to Be Human  By Ken K. Gourdin I recently saw Dawn of the Planet of the Apes.  While … Continue reading

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Police-fan confrontation caught on video

“Can’t We All Just Get Along?”  Thoughts on the Denver Police, Captain Joe Black, Alex Buck, The Confrontation Between The Two, and Disorderly Conduct  By Ken K. Gourdin Video of the confrontation between Denver Police Captain Joe Black and Alex … Continue reading

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“Return With Honor” A Review

Review – Return With Honor: A Missionary Homecoming By Ken K. Gourdin  Dutcher may have set the standard, but this contribution to Mormon cinema and to Mormon missionary sagas isn’t without its redeeming qualities.  I recently re-watched another drama about … Continue reading

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Taking the Long View

Taking The Long-View Perspective on an Often-Frustrating, Often-Disappointing Mortal “Second Act”  By Ken K. Gourdin  I was deeply touched by this video (link last accessed July 11, 2014), and it sparked the reflections below:  https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?v=655759821182423&set=vb.450084955083245&type=2&theater There are three states of … Continue reading

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President Benson was a prophet of God

Ezra Taft Benson Was a Prophet of God: LDS, Women’s Issues, and Gay Marriage By Ken K. Gourdin I had the following thoughts about following the Living Prophets, gay marriage, and women’s issues in the Church of Jesus Christ of … Continue reading

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Officer criticized for shooting dog

“Geist” shooting should be kept in perspective By Ken K. Gourdin Note: A substantially-similar piece was submitted to, but declined for publication by, The Salt Lake Tribune. ___________________________ There has been no shortage of opinion, much of it critical, in on-line comments … Continue reading

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20 Independence Day Favorites

Just 20 of My Favorite Things About U.S. Independence Day  By Ken K. Gourdin This was going to be my sole – or at least my primary – post about Independence Day this year; that is, until I started writing … Continue reading

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Proud To Be An American Part 2

Proud As An American, Part II: Another Reason I’m Proud to Be An American is That Everyone Has Equality Before The Law By Ken K. Gourdin In a previous Blog entry, I wrote that I’m proud to be an American … Continue reading

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Proud To Be An American Part 1

Proud, As An American: One Reason I’m Proud to Be an American is Because of Those Who Have Sacrificed (and Who Do Sacrifice) So Much for My Freedom By Ken K. Gourdin Tonight, my family and I will continue a … Continue reading

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