Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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The blind leading the blind can sometimes bring unexpected insights

Tuesday, May 26th, 2020

The blind leading the blind can sometimes bring unexpected insights

Steve and I had just finished enjoying our almost regular lunch. You might say our mid-day meals together have become customary, though not a formally recurring event, ever since we began collaborating, volunteering some of our time...

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Coding a dream: Don’t let your inexperience hold you back

Tuesday, May 19th, 2020

Coding a dream: Don’t let your inexperience hold you back

What would life be like if we had no courage to attempt anything?  – Vincent Van Gogh “The great thing is you’ll never have to make a presentation like that ever again,” Sam Bernards said, as he...

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Showing more of our personal ‘texture’ can have a deep impact

Tuesday, May 12th, 2020

Showing more of our personal ‘texture’ can have a deep impact

The conversation felt as if Jon was wearing a reversible coat. There were two sides to him. One, I knew. The other side, well, it was something new to me. You know what such outerwear is like....

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A simple phone call can make any particular day memorable

Tuesday, May 5th, 2020

A simple phone call can make any particular day memorable

From the beginning of the day, almost from the time when the early light began to tickle my eyes to awaken, life seemed to be testing. But, that’s not really where it all began. So, let me...

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Small ‘equity’ investments in relationships pay out greatly over time

Tuesday, April 28th, 2020

Small ‘equity’ investments in relationships pay out greatly over time

“They didn’t tell anyone!” Stacey said. These were close friends she was speaking of. They had finally called her in desperation. They were about to lose their home to their mortgage lender. At the time of their...

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“Because he’s my friend”

Tuesday, April 21st, 2020

“Because he’s my friend”

By giving, you receive. Unfortunately, we live in a day and time when too many of us have forgotten what’s important. But, not all of us! One day, Brock Richardson, a teenager and an athlete, vividly reminded...

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Unseen patterns around us offer wonderful possibilities

Tuesday, April 14th, 2020

Unseen patterns around us offer wonderful possibilities

There was highly-charged emotion during our phone call. I could almost feel Deanna DeBrunner’s wet tears dripping directly into my ears, as they seemed to be flowing right through the Bluetooth connection into my headset. Those virtual...

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When hopes are shattered, we still have tools to help others realize dreams

Tuesday, April 7th, 2020

When hopes are shattered, we still have tools to help others realize dreams

“Success is never final; failure is never fatal. It is courage that counts.” – John Wooden It had snowed overnight. The promise of spring was no more. There was four inches of fresh Utah Powder covering my...

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In difficult times we can all be someone else’s miracle

Tuesday, March 31st, 2020

In difficult times we can all be someone else’s miracle

“I don’t know what to do!”  The voice said directly in my ear. I could feel my heart beating harder than normal as I listened. In fact, it was about to burst right out of my chest. I...

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The smallest acts of giving can have the biggest impact on others

Tuesday, March 24th, 2020

The smallest acts of giving can have the biggest impact on others

Friday was the day we agreed to meet, so I drove the short distance to Sherry and Mike Bullock’s home to pick up new and gently used shoes as a donation to our Soles4Souls project. There were...

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