Richardson Studies is a non-profit database of essays, videos, book & lecture notes, etc.. organized by topic as noted in the above menus, and the category index below. For a printed book of these texts at printing cost (complete or a certain topic), contact me at Please contact me with questions & comments related to what you find here.
My religion is The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, but material here is applicable to people of good will everywhere. Some key topics featured at this site are religious morals, ancient history, Zion culture, plant based nutrition, last days prophecy, social science supporting the traditional family, proselyting, authoritative parenting, homeschooling, creation science, conservative government, modesty, & wholesome recreation.
Much of my writing is notes taken on books, lectures, etc.. In addition to making clear which text & author I am writing about, I state the following disclaimer to my notes: These are my notes and do not represent a balanced summary of the author’s work. I’ve selected portions of the text which were relevant to me and placed them here in my own words, in an abbreviated fashion. Though this article introduces some main ideas from the text, it is bias toward what I felt were ideas of particular importance. This should not be considered a scholarly work, but rather an informal sharing of discovered ideas. I alone am responsible for this article, which I share via my personal non-profit website.
Some of my experiences that have helped give insight to my writings include work for several years in construction, as an emergency medical technician, & as an entrepreneur, full time missionary service for 2 years in English & Spanish in the Bible Belt, a Bachelor of Science in Family Life with a minor in Biblical Hebrew from Brigham Young University, many college courses in sciences & ancient languages, 4 years of service as a licensed foster & adoptive parent, homeschooling my children the past 3 years, mentoring at several residential treatment centers over the years, work as a science teacher for high and middle school students at a residential treatment center, conformance to a primarily whole food plant based diet for the past several years, membership in the Constitution Party of Utah and formerly serving as a delegate therefore, several volunteer church callings including coordinating activities, coordinating & teaching Sunday school, teaching children, etc., living in a rural area of Utah, research via an extensive personal library on church history & doctrine, sciences, classic literature, social sciences, etc., extensive research of church doctrine, including teachings of modern & ancient prophets, at length discussion with many authors, and pioneer heritage, including growing up in a home where the words of the prophets were paramount, & children were a blessing & calling, not a burden.
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