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Hi I'm Rick

I grew up in southern Alberta, Canada. I'm a dad, a grandpa, and a sports and music enthusiast. And yes, I'm a Mormon.

About Me

Music is an important part of my life, thanks to my mom. I am a third generation piano technician and have had the opportunity to work with some great musicians of our time on the concert stage. My family loves music. Some of our best moments are gathered around a piano or guitar, singing everything from classic rock to Broadway musicals. When we are not singing, we are often found either at the lake waterskiing and wake boarding or out in the desert shooting each other - we love paintball. Nothing brings a father closer to his children than stalking and shooting them...

Why I am a Mormon

I was born into the Mormon faith, so the question really is "why am I still a Mormon?" Simply put, it is the foundation of my happiness. Life has so many questions and uncertainties. I have decided that life is a terminal disease. Knowing there is more to my existence than just the few relatively short years on this earth brings me great peace. This knowledge allows me to accept and sometimes appreciate the curves that life throws at me. It does not shield me from pain and struggles, but my knowledge of God and Jesus Christ gives me the strength to overcome hardship and allows me to face life with a little more perspective. Teaching my children of God and his plan for our present and future happiness has been the single-most effective parental aid I have at my disposal. Though we have our difficult moments, my family is close, loves each other, and finds meaning in life beyond living for the moment. My family would not be the same without the gospel of Jesus Christ and the life lessons it teaches.

How I live my faith

I hesitate espousing how I live the gospel of Jesus Christ, as I am far from perfect. I live my faith by attempting to live as Jesus would have me do. I try to help others, I try to be a good friend and neighbor. I have tried to be a good father and teach my children to give more than they take. I often wish I was not so busy concentrating on my life that I could do more to help others. My wife and I are preparing for and looking forward to our retirement, allowing us to dedicate more time sharing with others those things that bring us such happiness.