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Hi I'm Dick

I'm a Mormon. I'm a physicist and a jazz musician. I love to write and travel.

About Me

I'm a professor emeritus of physics at a major public university, where I also helped to establish an emeritus college. I play sax and clarinet in several musical groups, teach about modern science to community groups and enjoy writing. My wife and I have been married more than 50 years. We have four children and fourteen grandchildren. We love to travel.

Why I am a Mormon

I was born a Mormon, but had to be converted during the difficult teen and college age years. I believe in God because all my studies in physics have convinced me that the universe is much more complex and also much simpler than we can conceive with our present state of knowledge. I believe that modern science is leading us in the right directions, but that we have a long way to go before we fully understand the Master's touch. I am a Mormon because I believe the Book of Mormon to be everything it claims to be. I am a Mormon because Mormonism makes sense. I am a Mormon because I have a spiritual witness of the Gospel's truth.

How I live my faith

I do not wear my religion on my sleeve, but I hope my actions and behavior are cloaked with it. It has never been difficult for me to live the tenets of my faith, and I have seldom been pressured to violate them. I attend church regularly and occasionally speak at its meetings. I serve as my Bishop's appointment secretary and aide, and have assignments to visit a few families regularly on the bishop's behalf.

Does The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints endorse political parties?

The LDS Church does not endorse political parties or candidates. While Mormons share many values concerning religious freedom, morality and families, they can be found across the political spectrum from left to right. I myself am somewhat left of center, but many of my close Mormon friends are of other opinions. We do not let these differences of political philosophy interfere with our love for each other and our ability to work together in our church callings. Show more Show less