Poetry: A Friend Now Lost

Cohen, Cohen, Cohen, crossed

Trumpy had a friend now lost

Blowin’, Blowin’, Blowin, Where?

Blowin’ to the Atmosphere Continue reading “Poetry: A Friend Now Lost”


We Need a Hobbit for President

The Lord of the Rings is a story about power and its abuse. Sauron is the mythical antagonist from the J. R. R. Tolkien’s epic story who forged out of a mountain the “One Ring to rule them all.” Those who possessed it fed off the dark energy derived from the ring. Gandalf, the wizard, discovered that Bilbo Baggins had carried the most powerful ring in the history of the world for years. After his nephew Frodo had inherited the heirloom, he offered to give the ring to Gandalf, but the wizard rejected it because he knew that a being like himself would give into the tempting lure of the dark energy.

As we read Tolkien’s series, we are meant to celebrate his overarching theme, that those who wield power should not be those who desire power. Continue reading “We Need a Hobbit for President”

Letter: Romney won’t resist Trump’s agenda

The Deseret News published my letter “Romney won’t Resist Trump’s Agenda” on January 13, 2017.

“In 2018, Mitt Romney will most likely run for Sen. Hatch’s Senate seat. In my opinion, Romney is like Jeff Flake, who spoke out against Trump but would not resist his legislative agenda. If Mitt Romney is elected, he might speak for the people, but he would also vote for corporations. For this reason, I do not plan to support him this year.”



Dear Senator Lankford: You Scammed Us

Dear Senator Lankford,

Never in my life have I felt so ashamed of my government. Your motion on the morning of December 2, 2017 represents what I hate in our government. You shortchanged your country in exchange for an oily cookie from the Koch brothers and other campaign financiers. This bill goes against the recommendation of every credible economist in the United States, and more importantly “We” the People. Continue reading “Dear Senator Lankford: You Scammed Us”