Thursday, May 21, 2009

Painter of the Draper Temple Murals

So I recently learned that Linda Curley Christensen is the artist of the murals in the Draper Temple. A friend found this quote from the Deseret News, "I grew up there. I rode my horses there. I looked at those mountains my whole life," explained Linda Curley Christensen, the temple's mural artist." Anyway, I did a little research and found her website. One of my favorites that she did was Little Cottonwood. Anyway, mystery solved. I found out from her website that Linda and her team worked on the art in the Oquirrh Mountain Temple.

Monday, May 11, 2009

Times 100 Most Influential People Review

I just finished reading Time magazine’s article about “The world’s 100 most influential people.” Here are a few of the highlights.

Suzy Welch said about Suze Orman, “Here is a woman who sleeps four hours a night because she thinks the world is too exciting to turn off.” As I was reading that at 12:30 a.m., I wondered if that was why I hate going to sleep, but then thought that that couldn’t be true because I would love getting up early in the morning and actualizing all of my plans.

T. Boone Pickens said “A fool with a plan can outsmart a genius with no plan.”- I thought that was genius and decided to plan out my life with more precision and determination. Although, ironically, a few pages later E-commerce CEO Jack Ma said referring to the early days of his business, “There were three reasons we survived; we had no money, we had no technology, and we had no plan.”

Nandan Nilekani who is one of India’s corporate icons and a public policy shaping enthusiast said, “My objective in life is to be an object of change.” Makes me want to do something better with my life.

Most interesting to me was this statement that alludes to how plants split water into hydrogen and oxygen and how the plants machine falls apart and then rebuilds itself from scratch. He said “Allowing what’s worn out to die and then building something stronger shows up everywhere in nature. It’s a great model too for how we can replace a burned-out energy strategy with a clean new one.” I wonder if that is what happens to us on a different level.

We all like to be around happier people, but Nicholas Christakis has proved what we all knew already and I like how it is stated by Dan Ariely. “Happiness, like the flu, can spread from person to person. When people who are close to us, both in terms of social ties (friends or relatives) and proximity, become happier, we do too. For example, when a person who lives within a mile of a good friend becomes happier, the probability that this person’s good friend will also become happier increases 15%. More surprising is that the effect can transcend direct links and reach a third degree of separation; when a friend of a friend becomes happier, we become happier, even when we don’t know that third person directly.”

Sunday, May 10, 2009

Animoto Art Video

Guess which 4 pieces of art are not Mike Linton originals.

Thursday, May 7, 2009

Monday, May 4, 2009

Who painted the murals in the draper temple ordinance room?

The mural in the ordinance room of the Draper temple is awesome and I want to know who painted it. If anybody knows, please let me know. I think the artist is from Utah, but I am not certain. Here is the best picture (not mine) that I could find.-( here is a link to the answer to this question) Who painted the Draper Temple Murals?

Also, I think a lot of people wonder why Mormon’s build and attend temples. I just saw this video and I think it is worth the three minutes to watch and I personally agree with what is shared in this video. So here it is.

Friday, May 1, 2009

April 2009 in Review

More details and picture to come

Ultimate Frisbee

GMAT studying

Michelle’s Birthday

Bought Food Storage

Dinner at Francks

FHE Latin Dancing

Play Basketball at the Energy Solutions Arena

Fireside about Joseph Smith

Ward Amazing Race (stopped to try and Win wicked tickets)

Strawberry Burnt Down Trees

Played Compatibility

Went up to Strawberry

First Golf of the Season

Ward Temple Night

FHE Ultimate Frisbee

Sang at a Fireside

Went on a spontaneous trip to Zion National Park

Hiked Angels Landing

Went Skiing for the last time this season

Dinner with old friends (Andy and Heidi)

D &C Institute Class

Ward Ministry Night


Sang at General Conference

Calderwood/Horn Wedding Reception

Favorite Family

  • Linton

Me Sleeping up at Strawberry

Me Sleeping up at Strawberry
One of my favorite things to do, even with my shoe(s) on