Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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Being an adult doesn’t mean we have all of life’s answers

Tuesday, April 13th, 2021

Being an adult doesn’t mean we have all of life’s answers

“We all want the same thing.” The voice said to me through the speaker of my phone. I thought this was the case. But, there were more people involved than just the two of us   In...

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A woman, a dog, a stick and a visionless man

Tuesday, April 6th, 2021

A woman, a dog, a stick and a visionless man

Snowflakes were flittering about. I could see them through the windshield of the car I was driving. We were going in the same direction — down. The snow was lightly falling from the sky and my car...

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Build deeper relationships through hand-written notes

Tuesday, March 23rd, 2021

Build deeper relationships through hand-written notes

I’ve heard Bob say over and over again the most important thing a person can do to build a strong personal relationship is to simply pull out a pen and some stationery, but I guess I’ve never...

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With time and refuge, you can go from broken to beautiful again

Tuesday, March 16th, 2021

With time and refuge, you can go from broken to beautiful again

“There are times when I don’t think I’ll ever be able to be healed,” he said to me. The words were like a vice on my heart. I knew what he’d been going through and I yearned...

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With love, we can reach understanding in a small sliver of time

Tuesday, March 9th, 2021

With love, we can reach understanding in a small sliver of time

I didn’t know Sterling before he made a phone call to me. The caller ID that popped up on my phone read “Santa Rosa.” During the much earlier days of number revelation, with many fewer and “line-bound” area...

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‘Grizzly bear’ models the kind of person we want to become

Tuesday, March 2nd, 2021

‘Grizzly bear’ models the kind of person we want to become

The key box I had outside Bill’s house simply vanished. I couldn’t believe it. After all, Blue Bell is a quiet rural community and I’d never had anything like that happen before. So it was a surprise,...

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Patient love and devotion will overcome life’s challenges

Tuesday, February 23rd, 2021

Patient love and devotion will overcome life’s challenges

We stood on the foothills of the Oquirrh Mountains looking across the rolling, golden hills. The rustle of waving, native ryegrass created a rushing sound which enveloped us. Lamar and Millicent would normally be easily understood in...

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We begin to really see when we sniff out the spectacular

Tuesday, February 16th, 2021

We begin to really see when we sniff out the spectacular

I walk my dog every morning. You know my dog, Harry Pupper. I started walking just for the exercise and then it was also because I could see how much Harry enjoyed it. I could tell how much...

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‘Leading out in love’ and other tenets of effective human belonging

Tuesday, February 9th, 2021

‘Leading out in love’ and other tenets of effective human belonging

“It seems as if all of our institutions have shifted and they’re failing right before our eyes,” Michael said to me as we were enjoying each other’s company while having lunch together. I could understand why he...

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We can creatively edit some of the stories in our life

Tuesday, February 2nd, 2021

We can creatively edit some of the stories in our life

“Did TSA hassle you about those?” I asked, immediately upon slowing and walking closer to a young woman and a fellow traveler at the Salt Lake airport. “No.” The young woman, from Boseman, Montana, said to me. ...

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