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  • In college, if I remember if right, and it was a long time ago, I was part of a wonderful experiment.

    Two of my favorite professors, one a biologist and another from the School of Marriage and Family got together with a third science academic and said something like:

    "We are teachers, scientists and researchers. We study and pave the way for deeper understanding of our world. We are leaders in our fields and academic giants.

    "But, we are also husbands, leaders in our community, fathers, and sons. We lead boy-scout troops, sing in church choirs, and celebrate holidays with friends and family. We are all so much more than our academics.

    "We are shaping young minds in our professional capacity as professors, but are we teaching what is most important in life?

    "What is most important in life? Our Lord says something like,

    Love God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself."
  • So these fine men asked themselves, probably not over coffee and definitely not over beers, maybe over tuna sandwiches: "Can you attend a class like this here? Surely love is more important than DNA or the effect of technology on housework."

    And so was born my favorite college course:

    Wednesdays, 12-1 p.m., Audit Only
    Carl F. Eyring Science Center - Open Seminar
    How to Be a More Loving Person

    This was my only class where I could listen to my biology professor and eat a yogurt while large tears streamed down my face. We crowded in, we were inspired.
  • Photo: Can you see current my experiment with love? I conduct it often. Complicated card games (with extra rules), my daughter (O), our cat (Raisin), a kindle (oh, books), a phone (with cowbirders), and my dear bed. Oh, and the photographer (me).
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