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Hi I'm Mason

I'm a husband, a father, and an electrical engineer. I love to laugh and smile. I love languages, books, and movies. I'm a Mormon.

About Me

I earned a Master of Science in electrical engineering and currently work as engineer. I truly love my job which is a mix of computer programming, mathematics, and physics. I love reading books. I enjoyed the Lord of the Rings, Dragonlance, and other fantasy books when I was young. These days I find I like juvenile literature the best as it is fun and usually pretty clean. My favorite author is Brandon Mull. I like to sing, play, and listen to music. Some of my favorite music includes musicals, operas, and some classical music, as well as Celtic. I also like more modern music including some alternative. I play the saxophone, some piano, and also fiddle around on a recorder and acoustic guitar. In high school and early college I played a bass guitar. I still love listening to great bass riffs played by the likes of Robert Trujillo, Les Claypool, Jaco Pastorius, and Larry Graham. I love to speak French and dabble a little in German. I'm currently studying Spanish since I live in Southern Arizona. I am fascinated by languages and would one day like to speak better German as well as Italian. I also enjoy playing table top games like to Ticket to Ride, any of the Catan games, Alchemists, and Dominion, to name a few.

Why I am a Mormon

I love smiling, laughing, and just being happy. My happiest times in life have been when I'm fully dedicated to following Christ. I was born into a Mormon family. But I continue in the faith to this day because of the blessings that come from obeying God. I love feeling happiness, peace, and God's love. It also helps me to feel satisfied with what I have and to better enjoy what I have, especially my wife and children. I know Christ loves all men, women, and children on the Earth. It's exciting that we can feel his love through the Holy Spirit as well as through those who serve us in our lives. His love is a huge motivator to me to continue in the faith.

How I live my faith

My service in the church is a core representation of my faith. I am busy with the assignments I have accepted. Among those assignments, I work with the youth of my church, and visit older people in our ward (and some not so old), checking up on them to be sure their needs are met. I teach my family to follow Christ through regular scripture study and family prayer as well as family nights on Monday. I try to set an example for them by doing the same things in my own life. As a father, I end up living the gospel by apologizing often and also working to improve my example. Hopefully, they will see that although I am not perfect, I try to change and over time improve. I hope further that if this hope is realized, they too will see that the goal isn't immediate perfection but not giving up in reaching out to Christ.

What are Mormon women like? Do Mormons believe in equality of men and women?

My wife is the most important person in my life. I really work to include her in planning how our home is run, how our money is spent, and how we raise our children. I love the support she is to me and hope that I support her as well. We work to be equal partners in our lives nevertheless we don't try to be exactly alike but are complimentary to one another. I do not believe in subjugating my wife, demeaning her, or treating her any less than an equal. She deserves self-respect, kindness, love, and all other dignities that should be offered to all of God's children. I have recently faced some tough times in my life. I have turned to my wife for support. I have found she gives fantastic advice and I treasure her all the more for this. Show more Show less