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I am a mental health therapist working in Seattle, Washington. I enjoy the snow here in the mountains of the Pacific Northwest, but I am not a big fan of the constant rain. I'm voting for Obama, and I'm a Mormon.

How To Be Anxiously Engaged (Part 3)

April 13, 2013

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Post by Joseph M – See Hannah’s original post here, and my follow-up post after the election here. The question of “what do we do now?” is ever before us.  Now that the election is over, and the legislative battles in DC seem much more complex, confusing and obtuse, do we now dissolve back into the every-day […]

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Inaugaration 2013

January 21, 2013


So it officially begins – Obama’s second term.  I watched the coverage with my favorite news team of PBS NewsHour.  One of the women interviewed commented (and I’m paraphrasing her) about how the reelection of President Obama was so special because it proved that his election in 2008, as the first African American president, was […]

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Happy New Year…

January 2, 2013

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Post by Joseph M – All across America, people celebrated the end of 2012, the beginning of 2013, the love of friends and family, and the continuation of our world despite some presumably dire predictions by an ancient people; all the while, Americans with incomes between $250,000 – $450,000 popped their corks for a completely […]

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Honoring the Shooting Victims

December 20, 2012

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The PBS Newshour ended Monday’s broadcast with this piece.  This simple honor roll of photographs moved me more than any of the other reporting that day.  Please pray for the victims of this tragedy and our national leaders that they might be inspired in the creation of new legislation to curb this violence.

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Some Fiscal Cliff Notes

December 13, 2012


Post by Joseph M – Nothing like the back-and-forth, finger-pointing, and grand-standing bluster of John Boehner to throw water on any lingering post-election celebratory feeling.  Yes, the congressional Republicans are the ultimate buzz-kill.  And of course, once again, President Obama is proving himself perfectly diplomatic in the fiscal cliff negotiations.  He is even doing campaign stops, which makes […]

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Not Affiliated

December 7, 2012


Post by Joseph M – So I am going to put my own spin on this (mostly because I’m an optimist in all things liberal) and make a guess that “Not Affiliated” is the new code word for “Democrat” in the leadership of the Church.  (Unless, as a friend of mine pointed out, it just means […]

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How to be Anxiously Engaged (Part 2)

December 3, 2012

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Post by Joseph M – See Hannah’s original post here. When President Obama won the 2008 election, Seattle took to the streets.  And I also joined the throngs of thousands of people who celebrated downtown and up on Capitol Hill.  I remember feeling encouraged and excited to be a part of the community of Americans […]

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Spies Like Us

November 28, 2012


Post by Joseph M – Surprisingly, I have actually been feeling a bit neglected.  During the election I expected to see several new Mormon-themed articles posted online daily; some of these articles even included references to Mormons for Obama.  So I found myself feeling slightly pleased to hear two NPR stories referencing Mormons this morning.   The first is […]

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November 22, 2012

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Post by Joseph M – Thanksgiving is surely a great time for reflection.  Rob’s post, Michael Otterson’s guest article in the Washington Post, and this recent post by Joanna Brooks have all caused me to think on this past election season and the part that we Mormons for Obama played in it.  I am thankful […]

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At End of the Campaign

November 11, 2012


Post by Joseph M – I am still incredibly excited about last Tuesday night’s win – and I guess I’ll admit, I’ve felt no small desire to gloat.  This is partly due to the amazing amount of vitriol we’ve received in emails and comments on this website.  And now that Governor Romney has gone from that title back to Brother Romney, we’ve seen an […]

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