The HUB: The Bus Ride Home

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We sat in silence.

Of course we sat in silence.  On the bus ride home there was always silence.  Even though we sat in clusters of departments in the HUB.  In the front sat the chemists.  They mostly kept their noses face down at their screens.  Presumably still working.  In the middle sat the office workers.  If there was occasional chit chat it came from this group.  Usually from new hires.  Soon enough they learned it’s best to keep quiet.  They also kept their noses face down looking at their screens.  Presumably they communicated with their families outside the gates.  In the back of the bus sat the miners.  That was my group.  We avoided anything with lights and just kept our noses down and usually our eyes shut.  At least, most of the miners did.  I sat by myself and stretched out on the seat so that I could look out the window. Continue reading

General Conference thoughts: Giving Our Sprits Control over Our Bodies

This is difficult to use an object lesson because you don’t want to hurt or cause discomfort to anyone. But maybe a little discomfort is okay?

Find some annoying sound (used to be able to do fingers down a chalkboard but how many chalkboards are out there?) like a balloon being rubbed or static from the radio. Something that will cause most class members to lose focus on the teacher and concentrate on the annoying sound. As this is happening, tell a short story. At the end, quiz the class on details and see how many paid attention to the story and how many focused on the annoyance. Continue reading