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Personal Notes


"Some couples go over their budgets very carefully every month; others just go over them."...Sally Poplin

"I have enough money to last me the rest of my life, unless I buy something."...Jackie Mason

Quotes: Grinningplanet.com

... James Spruell, Ph.D.

The World Around Us

Great poems not only express the heart and mind but evoke emotions in creative ways that allow us to see and feel another's thoughts. When Robert Frost speaks of "Miles to go before I sleep" we can see the snowy woods, the darkest night, and understand the promises we make...

Active Lifestyle, the Basics


Hiking in Salt Lake City and the Surrounding Area

Donut Falls

Utah has some of the most scenic hiking spots in the world. Among these are a number around Salt Lake City where the family can escape for an afternoon or day of hiking adventure. Big Cottonwood Canyon as well as Little Cottonwood Canyon provide easy access to SKC residents and visitors...

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Cabo San Lucas


Known for its warm climate, beautiful coast, scuba diving, and marine life, Cabo San Lucas is one of Mexico's top tourist destinations. The city is located along the southern most tip of the Baja peninsula.... read more





Tulum is located along the Yucatan Peninsula coast just a few miles from Playa Carman. Although Mexico is quite famous for its Mayan ruins (including Chichen Itza), Tulum is the only major archeological site located on the Caribbean coast.... read more


Things to do in Cancun


Cancun is a popular destination that features incredible water sports including snorkeling / scuba diving, jet skiing, parasailing, and beautiful beaches. A short distance away are the Mayan ruins at Tulum and Chichen Itza. Several shopping districts and restaurants with great food are also located throughout the area... read more



Isla Mujeres - Travel Tips

Isla Mujeres

Isla Mujeres is a popular destination for visitors to the Cancun area that features incredible snorkeling / scuba diving, beautiful beaches, scenic cliffs, and great food. The island, located about 8 miles off the coast, is a short ferry ride from Cancun for a quick day trip, or all week, depending upon your travel plans.

The island is a little over 4 miles long by less than 1/2 mile wide ... read more


Isla Mujeres: Punta Sur

Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres The Video clip is a short presentation of images from Punta Sur on Isla Mujeres. The island is a favorite scuba dive destination as well as a scenic and fun spot! 0:49





Hoegle Zoo

Bears Playing at Hoegle Zoo in Salt Lake City

Hoegle Zoo remains a popular destination for tourists and local families with 42 acres of scenic animal exhibits and other activities.

Children love the variety of birds and other wildlife that live at the zoo. Whether that's bald eagles, bears playing, or just the awesome big cats lounging around... read more



Chocolate Indulgence in the Salt Lake City area

Chocolate Indulgence

Hmmmm... Seems that Salt Lake City has a hidden secret! The area has great history, culture, religion, scenic trails, ski slopes ........... and chocolate shops. While it may be impossible to pick out a favorite one of mine is ...read more



The Latest Updates on Utes Sports

University of Utah

Utah has a great wealth and history of sports from the Jazz to college athletics. To keep up with sports at the University of Utah, try our new web page. ... Read more



Personal Finance

from the Huffington Post


Poetry Collections

Poetry is an expression of the heart and mind, sometimes humorous, sometimes thoughtful, and sometimes? It's capacity to paint with words vivid images has captured the heart and imagination of many for literally centuries. The link below is a collection of poems that I have written across time... and those to be added.
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The Spiritual Side

The Women of the New Testament

During his mortal ministry, the Savior's life was associated with many different women, including some who were among his closest associates. From the New Testament and writings attributed to early Saints we know that women were also counted among his most devoted disciples.
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Mary, the Mother of Christ | Her Family

Mary, the mother of Christ is unique among all women in her divine role in giving birth to the Messiah. Her story is fascinating, regardless of whether we are Catholic, Muslim, or LDS. And yet, for the countless pages that have been written about her, we still know so little about Mary, the person, & Mary, the Mother of God.
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Mary, the Mother of Jesus

Mary, the Mother of Christ Video The Video, produced by the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints, reflects the quiet devotion and strength of Mary, the Mother of Jesus. Worth viewing. 2:21



Additional clips from Mormon Messages

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