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my candle burns at both ends…

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Sometimes You Need Help

So by now you’ve notice the new look. When I decided to bring First Fig back I knew that I needed a new template, a clean slate that would inspire me to give this blog the attention it deserved.

I found a template that I really loved and went about trying to customize it to suit my needs. I’m not sure if you’ve ever worked with html code but it’s a real pain in the neck. And unfortunately, the template I picked would not let me change the things I needed without destroying the rest of the code.
In utter frustration I decided to enlist the help of someone who knew what they were doing. And so I turned to Dawn Farias because I liked her clean designs, she was incredibly economical and I didn’t have to wait 6-10 weeks in order to get the new template.
Dawn was amazing to work with. She walked me through the entire process, never got annoyed when I was flaky and was happy to incorporate any ideas I had. She also tricked me out with a fancy blog button so that all of my 5 readers can proudly proclaim that they read First Fig! 😉
If you are in need of a blog re-do but you don’t want to do it yourself, Dawn is a great person to turn to.

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And We’re Off…

Ready, Set, Go.

I’m excited about getting this blog up and running again. In the next couple of days I will be introducing a new look, a clean slate to start over with. I will also be posting at least once a day for a month so that I can get back into the habit.

First Fig is going to be a little different from here on out. Yes, I will still be providing my insightful commentary on all things feminist and Mormon but I will also be including more mundane things as well. I’m hopeful that in broadening my scope this blog will be a much more enjoyable place for all of us.

So, let’s get things started.

Have you heard about Mormon May Day?

Here’s the idea:

As moderate, liberal or radical Mormons, it is time to make our voices heard WITHIN Mormonism…guided by the spirit, liberal and radical interpretations of the Gospel and scriptures are just as valid as those made by Conservatives.

This group proposes that those of us who fall in the spectrum of moderate, liberal or radical Mormons participate in May Day activities. Where I live in Denver, there was a march to demand sensible and humane immigration legislation from our elected leaders. Unfortunately we weren’t able to participate but I did drive by and honk my horn in solidarity.

mr. mraynes and I will be participating tomorrow in a fast for “for those who are working all over the world to advance the causes of the Gospel, social justice, environmental sustainability and fighting the root causes of poverty.” Perhaps this is something you would like to do as well.

Starting this blog again is a sign for my new optimism for the future. There are exciting things afoot and I’m glad you guys are along for the ride with me.

Oh, and Happy Derby Day!