I’ve been listening to David Copperfield, read by my favorite audio book reader, Tadhg Hynes. (Tadhg is pronounced like the first syllable of tiger.) It’s a long book—1.3 days, according to iTunes—so I’ve been listening for quite a while.

While I listen to Dickens’ yarn, I spin yarn of my own. It’s amazing what I’ve accomplished in less than 1.3 days (I haven’t finished the book yet).

Merino on the wheel

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I was asked to speak in church today. I mean, I was asked five weeks ago to present my talk today (hope that makes sense). For five weeks I’ve been somewhat distracted from other matters because of this one. This week, the last few days especially, I’ve been feeling nervous and excited and nervous and . . . nervous.

Image is from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints website

In case anyone is interested in reading it, here is the talk I delivered in church this morning. Read More →