Thomas Edison never invented a compass. It was one of the few things, perhaps, that he didn’t invent or improve. By the time he died in 1931, Thomas Edison had acquired a record 1,093 patents for his amazing inventions. I wrote this article on a phone, which is powered by a battery, and the light…Details
The virtue words don’t seem to be used in our conversations much today. In fact, use of the word virtue itself is quite uncommon. I come across those virtue words such as loyalty, bravery, honesty, diligence, patience, humility, temperance, and integrity most often in social media memes. It is far too simple to pass along…Details
Gathering Wisdom This month as we seek to gather knowledge and wisdom, may I suggest we examine the power of gathering with others? Such a gathering was our Big Ocean Women Retreat last month. The synergy created by combining women with diverse ideas, knowledge, and talents enriched each participant. In addition to the roughly forty…Details
On August 21, Big Ocean Women joined like-minded organizations and 200 attendees in a vigil to offer prayer, hope, and support for the people of Afghanistan in wake of the Taliban takeover. See more in a Salt Lake Tribune report and our social media post.
I’ve been thinking about tomatoes. Not the uniformly red tomatoes of about the same size and shape that you can buy in the produce aisle at your local grocery store. No, I have been thinking about late summer tomatoes grown in a backyard garden, the gloriously uneven and brilliantly colored globes sheltered from the midmorning…Details
Twenty years ago, when I started having my babies, I was gifted some very lovely blankets by wonderful women I knew and loved. Some of my favorites had crocheted edges, and I would admire the handiwork when I held my babies wrapped in the beautiful blankets that offered warmth and reminded us of the love…Details