The Juvenile Instructor Welcomes Bored in Vernal

By January 24, 2008

For readers that are “old hands” to the ‘nacle, the name Bored in Vernal is not new. BiV has her own blog and contributes to a few other sites around the ‘nacle. We’ve recently discovered that she has a bit of a taste for historical posts, and we’ve therefore invited her to do a guest stint here. Here’s what she has to say about herself (in third person, of course):

BiV is a woman of a certain age with years of church experience under her belt.  She has been fascinated with issues of church history since her days at BYU in the Leonard Arrington years.  Many years as an early-morning Seminary teacher have given her a familiarity with the scriptures–but she especially loves the unusual and obscure.  BiV has done her time as a barefoot SAHM [for those uninitiated in feminist speech, like me, that means “stay at home mom,” I think] eagerly populating the earth.  A move to Vernal, Utah coincided with her discovery of blogging and the birth of “Bored in Vernal.”  BiV now teaches at an all-female university in Saudi Arabia.

 Let’s welcome BiV as our latest guestblogger!

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  1. Welcome BiV I look foward to your posts!

    Comment by Jody — January 24, 2008 @ 4:41 pm

  2. Yes, welcome BiV. I look forward to your posts as well.

    Comment by Christopher — January 24, 2008 @ 4:44 pm

  3. BiV,
    I’ve seen you around the bloggernacle off and on for a while and generally enjoy reading your thoughts.
    Must’ve missed the move to Saudi Arabia. Please don’t be taking any teddy bears to class!

    Comment by John — January 24, 2008 @ 6:08 pm

  4. Nice. Looking forward to your posts here BiV.

    Comment by Jacob J — January 24, 2008 @ 6:09 pm

  5. BiV has a very inquiring mind. She has a talent for research of any kind. She had been around LDS History for over twenty years. Not only is she a good modern LDS historian but she represents a woman perspective that your site has been missing. She is friends with many of the prominent women who have made Church history. A noted Jewish Biblical scholar was assisted by her in a mechanical translation of Isaiah. She has had encounters with many of the modern day LDS leaders and history makers. I am sure she will be a great contributor to your blog. She brings a different voice to your blog that will enhance it.

    Comment by Dr. B. — January 24, 2008 @ 11:35 pm


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