The View from a Drawbridge

The random musings of a bridgetender with entirely too much time on her hands.

The LDS Church performs a wide variety of ordinances, some of which are called saving ordinances, which they believe are required for salvation. One such ordinance is called sealing, and it seals you to spouses and other family members for all eternity. Fine and dandy and more power to them, I say. Everyone is entitled …

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It is very rare when the loss of someone constitutes a loss for all mankind. Gandhi springs to mind. And Mother Theresa and Martin Luther King. And now Nelson Mandela is counted among their number. He showed the world that it is possible to be a politician and still have integrity and act for the …

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Thank you, Diana Nyad, for reminding us all of this the other day, when you swam for about 53 hours from Cuba to Florida at the age of 64. This amazing feat reminded me of the many other people I have heard of who have done incredible things at an advanced age. At my last …

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From a recent conversation with a friend: Friend: Do you think I’m a selfish person? Me: Not at all. In fact, I find you to be compassionate, supportive, generous, and a good listener. Why? Friend: Well…It occurred to me the other day that if I were selfish, I’d never know, would I? Because I’d be …

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“Words without action are meaningless” he said to me during our ongoing debate about hypocrisy. “Mother Teresa didn’t have a blog.” Ouch. But you know what, I still disagree. Words, when executed properly and offered at the right place, at the right time, about the right topic, can change the world. Here are some words, …

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