Million Dollar Bribe

Life is hard. Starting a business isn't easy. In November 2007 I decided to quit a good-paying job that I hated, and take a crack again at starting another business. I've started several. Most have failed. I've been blessed and my company Professional Cable is still running almost 10 years later.  We supply cables such... Continue Reading →

Bike Helmets in Tours, France

I served my mission before bike helmets were much of a thing. About half-way through my mission, we had a mandatory bike helmet rule and we were issued some very unfashionable bike helmets. So not only were the helmets not very flattering; big white and red helmets, but people were not used to seeing people wear bike... Continue Reading →

He numbereth his sheep

As a Mormon missionary for the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, you meet a lot of people over the course of your two years. (The men serve for two years and the women serve for 18 months.)  There are certain people you meet who stay with you. As a faithful member of the... Continue Reading →

Tithing

I was driving home last night listening to Dave Ramsey on the radio. I really enjoy listening to him and find that his counsel to callers is usually spot on. He is a big believer in tithing and was counseling a caller to pay 10% of their income to their local church. The person then said they... Continue Reading →

Blood on the Bridge, Tours, France

From my missionary journal. Tours, France. 28 August 1992 – Tours, France Bonsoir, Well, today was interesting. The morning was blah. Tons of rude people. I got very discouraged. This afternoon was so-so. We taught a guy and he didn't pay attention. Frustrating. Coming back from the area we always cross two bridges. Today we... Continue Reading →

Stolen Missionary Journal

I served as a missionary for The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (Mormons) in the France Bordeaux mission from May 15, 1991, to May 5, 1993. As I have thought about some of my experiences on my mission, I have thought that it would be good to share a few select experiences on my... Continue Reading →

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