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[Comments from dad, Rigil is a goat we took backpacking earlier this year, up by Kings Peak. This letter is mostly unedited, and I think Nathan must be learning Spanish well, because his English skills are falling apart ] This week’s experiences: I asked one of my Spanish teachers, how do you say “no pain, […]

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§1894 · December 11, 2018 · Missionary · (No comments) ·


Hey everybody! Spiritual experiences I had this week: Elder E and I were asked by the sisters to give them a blessing, and I have never spoken by the spirit in such a way. It was an amazing experience. Next, we took our morning on Saturday to go to a Catholic girl’s school across the […]

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§1891 · December 4, 2018 · Missionary · (No comments) ·


When we arrived we did not stop moving all day long and we had the longest day of our lives! This week has felt like a year! I can’t wait to see that new world haha. It has been a long week but I am feeling a good grove coming along. It helped with the […]

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§1888 · November 27, 2018 · Missionary · Comments Off on Week 1 – CCM == MTC ·


Hey everybody, Been in the MTC for about 4 hours now. It is crazy and busy, and very sweaty. We are right next door to the temple, which is very beautiful. Armed guards and a big fence outside… To keep us in? Or keep them out? It will be a long day, only slept on […]

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§1886 · November 22, 2018 · Missionary · (No comments) ·


In our attempt to get all the summits on the Core 77 Peaks East of Salt Lake Valley, we submitted Mt. Wolverine this weekend. I couldn’t find really good beta on the mountain, so thought to share what we learned, so you can have a well planned out hike. Start by going up Little Cottonwood […]

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§1872 · September 2, 2018 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) ·


Recently, I finished a book that sent me on a journey that I think everyone should experience for themselves. The book, “Three Cups of Tea”, written by David Oliver Relin & Greg Mortenson is a story of a failed mountain summit ( Greg on K2 ), getting lost on the descent, and recovering for spending […]

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§1865 · July 31, 2017 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) ·


Want to work on summits in the Wasatch Front area, so will be working the Wasatch Core 77 Peak list. First was the Soldier Hollow Peak today. Was a fairly easy hike, even though the snow was a little thick at times, and the animal tracks were a bit scary at times. 1.3 miles up, […]

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§1856 · December 3, 2016 · FlippinSweetBlog · (No comments) ·


Amedeus was an epic film, as it was epically long and painful. While I’m sure that there was many historically significant events, I am not a history buff and don’t know what it based on truth or not. I’m sure some music majors and historians would like to view the film, perhaps just once in […]

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§1841 · December 1, 2014 · Films · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


Nostalghia is a foreign film written in Italian by a Russian director. I had a hard time deciding what was actually going on in the film, between reading the subtitles fast enough to understanding the plot of the film. This is not a dialogue based film, it relies greatly on other background sounds in the […]

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§1838 · November 24, 2014 · Films · (No comments) · Tags: , , , ,


There are many Marvel movies that I really like to watch, but Guardians of the Galaxy was not one of them. Maybe it’s because I didn’t understand where this movie was supposed to go. Maybe it was because you have to read the comic books so that you have a better knowledge about what the […]

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§1836 · November 18, 2014 · Films · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,


The Cove is a cinema verite documentary about saving the dolphins. It starts with the characters saying they tried to gain this footage and information legally, but you get the feeling there will be some covert action to gain this information. Especially with the effects in the beginning showing places in black and white with […]

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§1834 · November 17, 2014 · Films · (No comments) · Tags: , , ,