Lacey Smith

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Our responsiblity to parent

In Uncategorized on August 24, 2012 at 3:33 pm

I’ve had this post sitting in my drafts for well over a month, too chicken to post it.

However, I was thinking this week about the news story that inspired it and wondering whatever happened to the people involved.

The story – a horrific video of a school bus monitor being bullied brutally that surfaced last June.

(If you haven’t seen the video, you can watch it on YouTube here. A warning: the video and language are disturbing.)

I was wondering what happened not only to the bus monitor, but to the kids. I’d love to find out that the kids involved were properly parented and now they look back and have deep regret for what they did and have changed because of it.

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Romney/Ryan, Wasserman Schultz and Entitlements

In Uncategorized on August 15, 2012 at 11:46 am

I’ve been a little disconnected from politics of late, especially when it comes to people. Frankly, on a lot of levels it’s business as usual and I’m tired of it. Utah’s Tea Party is sort of AWOL and in Salt Lake it’s hard to stay engaged locally the way I did in much smaller Idaho Falls.

I’ve stayed fairly invested in policies, but the politicians are driving me nuts.

However, the Romney VP pick of Paul Ryan actually has me a little excited about the election and I think it makes a Romney win more likely.

It also opens the election up to a change in narrative and provides an interesting challenge to the Romney campaign in controlling the narrative – something his campaign, and the Republicans in general, have not shown to be very good at.

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Restoring Love

In Uncategorized on August 10, 2012 at 5:46 pm

Two weeks ago, I was in Dallas, Texas. The three days I spent there were incredible. It reminded me who I was and who my fellow Americans are.  I am optimistic for the first time in years that there is hope for our country.

It’s taken me this long to write this post because the trip was very demanding and life has not slowed down in the weeks since. I had to have time to really process three days of intense and incredible growth and spirit.

It also doesn’t fit into one post at all well.

Two weeks ago, I was in Dallas for a three-day event called Restoring Love. It was an amazing weekend.

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