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1 year ago
cuzx
(1) The church is so #$@!%. God bless this rising generation. (2) Yes! My teenage daughter goes, “yea I’ll pass on the two hours of shame!” (3) These questions never would have seen daylight two generations ago. Not even one gen ago
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1 year ago
cuzx
I'm officially out since 2003 and I wonder how church youth today are dealing that pressure, if they don't want to go on a mission. Cuz X https://www.reddit.com/r/exmormon/comments/11o93vq/questions_youth_were_asking_our_visiting_authority/
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1 year ago
cuzx
Lot's Wife Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > And the combination of French, > African, and Southeast Asian cultures and cuisines > is wonderful. You’ve really piqued my interest here! > I learned more about the world and how it > functions in those years than anytime before or > after. Wouldn't trade those experiences for > anythi
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1 year ago
cuzx
Lot's Wife Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > And what's better on > a long weekend than a trip to Toronto? That sounds lovely. Did you ever partake of a weekend in Montreal or Quebec, due their proximity? I would have been tempted. At DLI, there was so much beauty around Monterey itself, in nearby Carmel-By-The-Sea, and northward to Santa Cruz and San
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1 year ago
cuzx
Lot's Wife Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > DLI: is that the Monterey Institute? Yes, DLIPOM (Defense Language Institute, Presidio of Monterey) is a great school. My SIL also attended there for Arabic. > Great place. Middlebury too. My favorite Italian professor at BYU had attended Middlebury. He was one of the best foreign language instructors I
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1 year ago
cuzx
tensolator Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > I told my friend he was always, as > always, invited. I told him the EP was chicken > sh!t and he (the EP) could never come over. Right on, tensolator. Yep, that EP was the worst, so judgmental, and not respecting your boundaries. I would have lost it for sure and I’m generally a mellow fellow. Cuz X
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1 year ago
cuzx
tensolator Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Just a few years > later. We were just kids when we married. Me too. Six months after my mission was just too soon!! > I would have looked into other colleges. I > received a good education at BYU. > > No big changes. Most of my Spanish and all of my Italian classes, especially the la
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1 year ago
cuzx
I Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Rewrite? > > I'm still righting it? > > But, to answer your question... > > From back to front! Nice!! I would definitely like to “right” my biography from back to front as well. Cuz X
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1 year ago
cuzx
jumping javelina Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Update: I had a dream set in the distant future. > Two people were looking out over a dry lake bed > surrounded by ruins. One asked the other, "Is this > where all the people died from toxic dust storms?" > The other answered, "Yup. This is the place." Wow!! What a dream,
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1 year ago
cuzx
I’ve spent literally hundreds of hours visiting the GSL since 2003; photography and hiking were a great pastime, especially after my shelf broke in the summer of 2003. TBH, I’ve done a LOT LESS in this regard since relocating a few more miles to the north and with my wife getting so sick.
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1 year ago
cuzx
On deployments, I discovered the joys of a cup of joe from our C-rations, and later MREs (meals ready to eat) via the instant coffee packets contained within (I was fairly inactive for about 2/3 of my active duty). Since leaving TSSC, I became reacquainted with joys of caffeinated drinks, more especially green tea lattes these days. ;)
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1 year ago
cuzx
It’s pretty impressive to watch a dust storm blow across the dry lakebed of Farmington Bay, a small segment of GSL, from the causeway to Antelope Island, on 8/5/2015. It’s not so fun to drive through a dust storm, which I’ve also done on occasion. CuzX https://www.flickr.com/gp/hiker56/706UifHU0N
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1 year ago
cuzx
https://flic.kr/p/ok7E8W Out weather can get pretty wild in Northern Utah, especially around the GSL. I was on the causeway to Antelope Island and watched as this windstorm blew across the lake between Fremont Island and the Promontory Peninsula, and then as it headed south, snapping phone poles, and creating havoc before it finally dissipated. To be honest, I was getting pretty worried about
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1 year ago
cuzx
n/t
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1 year ago
cuzx
Furthermore, I would never be Elder V or new name E. I would choose, however, to keep SGT V and señor V (or maybe just 박병장). Yes,Sir, that would have suited me fine.
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1 year ago
cuzx
Roy G Biv Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > Kind of a cross between Paul McCartney and Warren > Buffet. > > Other than that, I probably wouldn't change a > thing. Love that, Roy G Biv.
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1 year ago
cuzx
elderolddog Wrote: ------------------------------------------------------- > ... even after I encounter my first love, my high > school mormon royalty girlfriend, whose mom said > I'd never amount to anything, even before reaching > the topic of me being Brown!   > That’s just sad and wrong, EOD. I am sorry that your l first love’s mom was so unperceptive. TBMs can
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1 year ago
cuzx
I resigned my membership in 2004, just over 18 years ago. If I could rewrite my history, I would’ve dropped out of TSSC as soon as I left home in 1974. I would’ve learned a second language in a study abroad program, not on a mission. I would NOT have attended any church schools in ID or UT. At 66, Mormonism would be so far in my rear view mirror, as to be nearly imperceptible – a mere blip
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1 year ago
cuzx
That Reddit sub made me think that I’ve actually only met two xrms that I knew first as believers and later as former mormons: one was a fellow I knew at Ricks College, with whom I shared a boarding house in Argentina. He figured out the fraud while in the field, while it took me another 28 years to come to my senses. The second one was my favorite college language professor. In both cases, we
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1 year ago
cuzx
We’re both worried about possible side effects; the cancer specialists will be monitoring her closely.
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1 year ago
cuzx
I believe that American Airlines, Delta, and United may have direct flights as well. I’ve taken a regional jet (very short flight) from SLC to SGU.
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1 year ago
cuzx
My wife has gotten progressively weaker and more tired over the last few years; previous medical tests were always inconclusive. Finally, they performed a bone marrow biopsy at the end of 2022, which gave her a definitive diagnosis: myelodysplastic syndrome. In her case, her body isn’t producing enough healthy red blood cells, which causes severe anemia. At least we know what her disease is now
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1 year ago
cuzx
Life is short and retirement is shorter so, by all means, do what you can, while you can, for as long as you can. Some twists and turns are inevitable. Unforeseen detours and roadblocks will most certainly come. Be flexible, accepting that life so often turns on a dime and changes the best laid plans.
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1 year ago
cuzx
Here is link to a succinct list of Argentine slang with ten of the common slang words you’ll hear in Buenos Aires, etc.: expanish.com/blog/words-you-need-to-know-in-buenos-aires/
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1 year ago
cuzx
Che is “hey” in Argentina, where I learned castellano during my missionary misadventures in the mid-70s. EOD knew its meaning when he addressed me once as ¡Che, pibe! or “Hey, boy!” I suppose I merit that as I turn 67 next month. In any case, I’d rather be called a “pibe” these days than “viejito” (little old man). Pibito CuzX Ha, ha. My Argentine MP called me “Pibito
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1 year ago
cuzx
We’re all California transplants; I’ve lived continuously in Northern Utah since 92 and the rest took up residence in Southern Utah in the early 2000s. It turned out to be a good place for retirement, but the water situation is dire. In fact, one brother sold his house and moved to Missouri recently, citing that concern in particular. I do a lot of trail waking. When I visit there, I love
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1 year ago
cuzx
EOD, I’m sorry that we never got together when you visited Utah last year. And I really should have called you folks when I was passing through North Disneyland in May. I was going to take the Surfliner from LA to Anaheim but I rented a car instead. Traffic on the Golden State FWY was hell! Perdonáme, che!! CuzX
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1 year ago
cuzx
Well, a quick search on Google certainly took me down a rabbit hole: https://www.mormondialogue.org/topic/68688-joseph-smith-and-multiple-mortal-probations/
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1 year ago
cuzx
Something I’d never heard was a belief in multiple probations. Is that a tenet of fundamental Mormonism?
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1 year ago
cuzx
The best thing about the interview was having my believing wife listen with me.
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