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International Sunday

International Sunday

It must be International Sunday.  We had visitors from Hong Kong, South Africa, Philippines, Guatemala, Columbia, Canada, and a few others (which I can’t remember).   It is proof we are a world-wide church.  It is also proof that Palmyra is a destination location for members of the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints.

Greg and I went home teaching to the Bakers.  We had a nice visit.  Sarah was just called to work in the Primary.


Dinner tonight is taco salad.  I had leftover chicken breasts and chopped them up for meat.  We added everything we could think of that belongs in a taco salad — peppers, onions, corn, beans, lettuce, cheese, olives, corn chips, and more.

I also made jalapeno poppers.  For dessert I made flan.  I figure flan goes with Mexican food.

Sister Edmonds and Ingersoll came to dinner.  We also invited Maureen to eat with us.

Last Sunday when the elders were here, they taught the Plan of Salvation.  We were challenged to teach it back to the sister missionaries, which we did.

I started off saying, “There was in the place where we lived…  Oops!  Wrong discussion.”

The sisters had a look of surprise, but then they realized I was joking around.  I got serious and presented the Plan of Salvation.

Grandin Open House 2016

Grandin Open House 2016

Today was the Grandin Open House.  One day a year the missionaries dress as historic people who were involved with the Book of Mormon publication in 1830.

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Book of Mormon Publication Site Open House

I managed to get some great pictures and the missionaries did a great job.  They gave lots of tours and it was nice to see people supporting this community event.

I started the day riding the canal trail to Macedon and back.  I was hoping I wouldn’t get rained on.  They were predicting rain this morning, but it didn’t rain at all until after the sun went down tonight.  So, I stayed dry during my short ride.

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Erie Canal – Macedon

I read an article that was supposedly how Edward Snowden would fix the Internet.  First, I didn’t know it was broken.  Second, there wasn’t one thing in the entire article that told how he would “fix” the problems, he only identified problems.

As a former boss of mine used to say, “Don’t come to me with problems unless you also have a plan to fix them.”

The title should have been, “Edward Snowden Identifies Problems with Certain On-line Systems.”  After all, the Internet is only a highway.  The problems he talked about were how users don’t encrypt critical data and how information is easily obtained and shared.

Is it just my belief, or is there a higher level of stupidity in the world today?

Oh, well… I don’t put much trust in news stories any more.  The Internet isn’t broken, it just does what it is supposed to do — transport data.

Back in 1990 I took a week-long course from Douglas Cromer, an Internet pioneer.  He repeated reminded us that TCP/IP isn’t perfect, but it works.  The cool thing about that is, smart folks have figured out ways to make TCP/IP do what they need it to do.  Just think about it.  Today we can watch streaming movies, listen to music and make secure purchases with credit cards over the Internet.

The problem I see is cybercrime enforcement is a joke in this country.  Look who is running for president!