August 2010 Blog Posts (4)

My Name is Diane Tingen... and I am an Ex-Mormon

Sounds like an introduction at an AA meeting, doesn't it?!! And when you think about it, it's not so different, really, because as a former Mormon, I am dealing with a lot of the same types of issues. Perhaps I’m not fighting an "addiction" per se, but the effects of Mormonism are…


Added by Diane Tingen on August 24, 2010 at 8:00pm — 8 Comments

my tour of zion last week

I spent a lot of time in summer around Provo. my cousin, the tbm to be and bishop were childhood friends that enjoyed fishing, swimming and just having a great time. this was 1950's. the area was very rural and productive, consisting mostly of irrigated farms. it seemed like paradise to me since I was living in L.A.

I just drove to Moscow, ID thru the salt lake valley. I was shocked and appalled by the changes. I suppose those of you who live there may be aware of this, even if you were not… Continue

Added by xtranch on August 17, 2010 at 6:32pm — 3 Comments

KSL Radio

Good Morning,

I am working away at my desk, and decided to go online and listen to KSL Radio. I was listening to a report on how Internet Spammers are really hitting Utah with Spam. Ok, no big deal. Then they mentioned a name of some guy who was involved in the article and after the reporter said his name he added, "Former Mission President". All I can say is WTF does that have to do with an article on Internet Spamming in Utah? Only in Utah! I only lasted ten minutes listening to KSL… Continue

Added by Jeannie on August 10, 2010 at 7:52am — 1 Comment

some of my history

I was born three days after pearl harbor in Sacramento. my father was raised in the christian science church, his parents were dedicated christians. he became a lifelong atheist and only went to church with me once in his life. my grandparents were great people and took me to their church during the war(ww2). my grandmother taught me the lords prayer.

my mother was a refugee from the lds church in ogden, utah and went to california to escape and met my father. she was a wonderful mother.… Continue

Added by xtranch on August 4, 2010 at 11:46am — 1 Comment

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