I will give a short presentation about a few not-yet-published Borderlanders’ stories and discuss issues associated with life in the LDS Borderlands today. As in past Borderland sessions, after the main presentation, we invite audience members to ask questions of the presenters and, for those so inclined, to share stories of how you (and/or a loved one) have coped (or failed to cope) with Borderland issues and what being a “Borderlander” has meant to you and to your family and friends. By using a positive, non-blaming and non-critical approach, we can learn from your experiences and better cope ourselves. It might also help those in the closet to twist the doorknob and come out more fully into the warming lights of honesty and peace of mind.
D. JEFF BURTON, JOHN DEHLIN