Some of my ancestors: William Ogden, Sr. and family + Charles Layton and family (including Charles’s mother, Bathsheba)

My family has been LDS for 200 years. That’s 1/1000 of my human past.

A Meditation on Evolution and Purpose

A simplified, approximate view of our heritage.
Our distant relatives. (Photo by rawpixel.)

So what?

I am many.

I am one.

I can’t be confined by fundamentalism.

I belong to a rapidly evolving species.

A prototype that connects the brain to the internet from Elon Musk’s Neuralink.

I have a debt to the future.

Co-founder of, a program that pulls from ancient wisdom and modern science to help parents build values in the home.