During his many years as one of Mormonism’s and Utah’s best-loved poets, essayists, and columnists, Clifton Jolley was unfailingly interesting. Blessed with piercing intelligence, a wry sense of humor, and a radar always tuned to finding life’s wonderful ironies, Clifton has never been afraid to share what’s on his mind. Earlier today (session 351), Clifton shared his “Mormon story,” in which he reflected on the foundational experiences and spiritual touchstones of his LDS youth and early adult-hood, on his family and the many Mormon friends who are still so dear, as well as on the events and longings which led to his new life, to his new marriage to Gail and his multi-faceted engagement with Judaism. In this session, Clifton will take us into his new home, into his deep longings for community, for soulful connection with others. He wonders, as do his wife, in-laws, and members of his synagogue, “Can a Mormon become a Jew?” It’s a question he and they are still answering day by day, and if you know anything about Clifton, you know it’s a matter that has his full attention, something to which he’s applying all of his gifts. Embracing the best of his two spiritual homes, he’s “becoming Jew-ish” while remaining delightful, insightful. He’s a whirl-wind, and, as it was for ancient Israel, God’s voice echoes throughout his gusty journey.