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Location: Weston, Florida, United States

Obtained a bachelor's degree in political science, a master's in ancient scripture, and a doctorate in educational psychology from BYU. Served with the LDS Church Educational System in Hayward and Palo Alto, California; Athens, Georgia; and Miami, Florida. Served as bishop in Newark, California, and Athens, Georgia, and as stake president of the Sugar Hill Georgia Stake. Served as president of the Mexico City North Mission 1996-99. After retiring from CES in 2004 have served four other missions with my wife: As CES area director in Central America 2004-2006; in Panama 2007-2009; again in Guatemala 2009-2011, this time as executive secretary to the Central America Area Presidency; and finally as a counselor in the Tegucigalpa Honduras Temple presidency, 2013-2014. We are currently serving in the presidency of the Fort Lauderale Temple, enjoying serving being able to continue to serve while living at home. We thought we had reached our photo upload allowance at this site, so began a new blog at, but can no longer find how to add new posts there, though we can again at this site. Feel free to email us at

Sunday, February 05, 2012

Titanium resurrection

I am happy to report that evidently there is life after bilateral knee replacement after all! It's not something one would do as recreation, but in order to be able to participate in real recreation more fully afterwards. Surgery was done on January 24th. After three days I was transferred to a rehabilitation hospital for a week, and I cam home last night (February 4). Healing is coming along nicely, and each day it is a little easier, though complete recovery will be a matter of additional weeks and months and lots of exercise and therapy.

About a day after surgery, with legs in a "CPM" machine which moves them slowly back and forth to help them not stiffen up more than necessary.
After twelve days, the incision is healing nicely, and due to the good work of the surgeon and the use of glue rather than stitches or staples on the outside, the scar will be almost unnoticeable eventually.
Back home with the walker they gave me.
Using walking stick rather than walker. Note our vegetable garden in pots!
En garde!