Weekend Trip to Zion National Park

Zion National Park has no shortage of epic views. Living within a few hours of five amazing National Parks caused me to grow up visiting these places. Most of those visits entailed car camping and short hikes, but it gave me great exposure nonetheless. Every summer,...
An Ongoing Prejudice

An Ongoing Prejudice

We need to stop the mental racial divide. To preface this post I don’t feel that I am overly qualified as one to speak on the racial issue, but as a human being, I feel that I have to stand up and say something. I grew up in a very white Christian community in Utah...
Fort Myers Beach Florida

Fort Myers Beach Florida

We had the privilege to escape to Fort Myers Beach, Florida for a few days. I love the mountains that tower over top of the Salt Lake Valley. It is one of the greatest cities in the world with the proximity of everything of a moderately sized city and the wild...
Six Mile Cypress Slough

Six Mile Cypress Slough

The Six Mile Cypress Slough in Ft. Myers, Florida is a gem just outside of the downtown area. Worth the visit whenever you are in Southwest Florida. It was fascinating to see the collection of wildlife in this confined place. We saw so many birds and some turtles. As...
Bring On 2019

Bring On 2019

This past year has featured a plethora of challenges and blessed opportunities to grow. I have had the privilege of spending quality time with my family and creating memories that will last us a lifetime. Throughout the year there was no shortage of adventure. As we...
Classroom Freedom is a Catalyst for Creativity

Classroom Freedom is a Catalyst for Creativity

Last week I shared some views on the benefits of creativity within the education process. To facilitate creativity there needs to be increased freedom along the way. Creators learn what they want to learn in order to have the tools that their originality andgenius...
The Benefits of Creativity in Schools

The Benefits of Creativity in Schools

Last week I introduced my view that education needs to involve a more creative environment. Here are the benefits of involving such creativity. “Most children think they’re highly creative; most adults think they’re not.” (Robinson, 1) Children are inherently...
I Am Officially a Senior!

I Am Officially a Senior!

Well, I am not yet getting senior discounts at the local buffet, but I am beginning my final year of college (as long as everything works out schedule wise). Last year I decided to return to school after a thirteen year hiatus. During my first go around I bounced...
Building More Creativity in Our Schools

Building More Creativity in Our Schools

This past spring I took a class at Utah Valley University on the Philosophy of Education and was able to read a lot on the theories of education and educational theory. Having my own educational experience and raising four children I have conjured up several opinions,...
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