Author Archives: Ed Snow

How I Succumbed to Critical Pressure and Recanted Osmondmania

I still remember the first time I heard “One Bad Apple” by the Osmonds on Casey Kasem’s American Top 40. I think it was fall, 1971, and I was doing some 6th grade homework on a Sunday night. I caught … Continue reading

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Mormon Clowns, Mimes and Puppets

Lest we forget the many sacrifices of certain of our Mormon artistic forebear(er?)s during the 1970s who pushed the envelope of gospel creativity, I now take a moment to honor them and their efforts. Yes, I’m talking about Mormon clowns, … Continue reading

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The Written Word’s Original Sin

As a deal lawyer, I have written, argued about, revised and finalized contracts for a living for the last 22 years. The irony is, the more experience I have, the greater my fear of making a mistake. I’m afraid of … Continue reading

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The Biggest Love of All

Brady Udall’s The Lonely Polygamist (TLP) left me in a love conundrum.

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Numinous Writings

After I had written my last AML blog post I realized two things: (a) I had forgotten to list Sweethearts among some of the best loved edible writings … ever, those adorable Valentine’s Day confections, those little tasty love “tweets” … Continue reading

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Eating Our Own Words

I’ve always found certain figures of speech involving language and texts interesting. We have “food for thought,” a phrase that goes beyond it’s mere equivalence to “thought provoking,” raising the reading experience to a taste sensation. We refer to “a … Continue reading

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