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Chris Cornell (1964 – 2017)

The Seattle grunge scene of the 90's was a huge, formative part of my teens and musical upbringing. Few voices are more symbolic of it than Chris Cornell's. Nevertheless, I ...
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Building Man 2017

A few photos and thoughts from Building Man 2017 at Jenkstar Ranch in Green River, Utah: Tonight our tribe will dance to pulsing anthems of modernity, fueled by electrons harvested ...
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Two kinds of giving up, two different paths

Swiping left and right as a 40 yr old dude is interesting business. I'm open to dating a rather wide range of ages. It's an interesting vantage point to observe ...
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A Mormon Family that Drinks Together, Stays Together

I was born of goodly Mormon parents. Sometimes, it takes getting drunk around them to realize just how good they are. When I call myself the "Crossdressing Mormon Anarchist", I'm ...
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What is keeping you from your greatest potential?

I get asked a lot, "How can I live a more authentic life?"  I'd like to guide you through a short thought experiment that will open the door to finding ...
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Q&A: Halloween, Straight guys and Dresses

https://youtu.be/uQTqmQKT5ek Time for some Crossdresser Q&A: David from Provo writes: "I'm a straight white married mormon guy. I’m well respected at home, at work, and at church. Even though I’m ...
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Happy International Podcast Day!

It's International Podcast Day! My journey as a podcaster started back in my mailman days:   Delivering the mail means 10 - 12 hours / day of putting paper that ...
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The Power of Words

It's happening! Your biggest dreams. Your worst nightmares. America is getting better. America is getting worse. You are about to meet the love of your life. You are unlovable. Whatever ...
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Utah State Senator Mark Madsen, now a Libertarian

Senator Mark Madsen leaves GOP for Libertarian Party

It's a good day in the Freedom movement, my friends. Utah Senator Mark Madsen held a press conference to announce that he's leaving the Republican Party and officially changing his ...
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America’s Gun Problem

As the Crossdressing Mormon Anarchist, I have a few things to say about America and it's gun problem: https://youtu.be/_HYnFqcMPbs ...
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Taboo Topics, Social Media and a Pretty Girl

I've been feeling the wind start to shift for a while now. That shift is becoming more apparent.  A few days ago, I posted a photo from a recent shoot on ...
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Trust The Process

One of my favorite creative projects lately is a series of short comedy pieces, as The Crossdressing Mormon Anarchist, for a local radio station's morning show.  I've been tasked with ...
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remain sovereign in heart and mind

Are the tragedies of today an engineered conspiracy? It doesn't matter - the question itself is a distraction from a deeper truth: Do you ever play Chess or Poker or ...
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Getting Down With The Crew

My mom's last words to me before I'd leave the house for a teenage adventure were often "Remember who you are!". My mom is wise - perhaps in ways she ...
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The Distraction of the Second Amendment

My heart goes out to those who lost loved ones in Orlando.  There really are no words to adequately comfort the mourning. This is a tragedy with many facets, all ...
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Gary Johnson in SLC 19 May 2016

Governor Gary Johnson is running for President of the United States as a Libertarian. Gov Johnson's platform can be summarized as being socially liberal and fiscally conservative. People should be ...
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Mormonism in the 21st Century

I've been on a wild ride, spiritually, emotionally, and mentally over the past ten years. My relationship to organized religion has gone from dedication, to disgust, to rediscovery.  I see ...
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I went to church

Hey guys, I went to church yesterday. .... and last week .... alone .... and I met with my bishop. It's been 10 years since I've done any of that ...
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cookies, toys, playtime, and why your wife doesn’t respect you

Marriage was a special kind of hell for me, and here's why: No matter how hard I tried to make her happy, it never ended well. It's not that I ...
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I’m meeting with my bishop

I just got off the phone.  Next Tues, I'll be meeting with my Bishop. What the hell am I doing?  I've been an inactive member of The Church of Jesus ...
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