Composer & Author
"From my boyhood I wanted to be a composer, but waited until I was a senior in high school to write my first composition. It was modeled after the music I played at school and community socials. In the little town where I grew up music was communal. Everybody, young and old alike, listened and danced to the same tunes. They came in a one-size-fits-all package that featured such popular dance steps as the waltz, jitterbug and foxtrot. Though I would later become a composer of more sophisticated music, infused in it is the lingering influence of those early years."
Our Qualitative Existence
This Passage Changes Everything
2 Nephi 2:11
For it must needs be, that there is an opposition in all things. If not so, my firstborn in the wilderness, righteousness could not be brought to pass, neither wickedness, neither holiness nor misery, neither good nor bad. Wherefore, all things must needs be a compound in one; wherefore, if it should be one body it must needs remain as dead, having no life neither death, nor corruption nor incorruption, happiness nor misery, neither sense nor insensibility.