Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Monday’s Warm Cocoa

Don’t let life’s jungle take away your cherished dreams any longer

Tuesday, January 21st, 2020

Don’t let life’s jungle take away your cherished dreams any longer

I was covered in mud. So was the side-by-side I was driving on mud-covered roads through a jungle in the Dominican Republic. It was a welcome departure from my normal reality. But I didn’t have any idea just...

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A voice inside my head asked why this happened to such a dear friend

Tuesday, January 14th, 2020

A voice inside my head asked why this happened to such a dear friend

The room, in the Health & Physical Education and Recreation Complex, was filled with mostly weight-lifting equipment and people. In my university days, it was a place where I and many of my friends spent hours socializing...

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Chance encounter in gourmet store creates insight into helping others

Tuesday, January 7th, 2020

Chance encounter in gourmet store creates insight into helping others

“Thanks for your patience and help!” the woman, a stranger, said while standing with me at the counter. I didn’t know her name at the time. She just happened to be in the Le Creuset store when...

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Snow angel. You’ve made first tracks into my heart

Tuesday, December 31st, 2019

Snow angel. You’ve made first tracks into my heart

Early, in the dark of the morning, I looked out of the window to see gently falling snow. It had been snowing much of the night, so it had created quite a pile. “I’d love to go...

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Two fathers inspire a daughter to reach beyond her fear of loss

Tuesday, December 24th, 2019

Two fathers inspire a daughter to reach beyond her fear of loss

The snow was falling outside of my car window as I drove along state Route 224 to attend a holiday celebration with a large number of colleagues. It was dark outside and the road was icy enough...

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We can all learn more in life if we reach out to others around us

Tuesday, December 17th, 2019

We can all learn more in life if we reach out to others around us

It wasn’t too early in the morning, yet it was still intensely foggy. So, I left the house a little early, just in case I needed the extra time. Everything was going swimmingly, until I saw an...

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A couple of dogs in Bryant Park helped to stop rush of life’s traffic

Tuesday, December 10th, 2019

A couple of dogs in Bryant Park helped to stop rush of life’s traffic

There is a gray-granite fountain near the edge of Bryant Park in New York City. I was sitting on the edge of the fountain, feeling the cold stone underneath me. The cool helped to revive me after...

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Doug Cromar’s parents knew how to craft an exceptional life

Tuesday, December 3rd, 2019

Doug Cromar’s parents knew how to craft an exceptional life

As I approached Doug Cromar’s home on what feels like a country lane in Holladay, I could feel something different. Sure, the home was beautiful. But there was an essence about it that I couldn’t quite determine...

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A story I’d known returned to awaken me from my angry stupor

Monday, November 25th, 2019

A story I’d known returned to awaken me from my angry stupor

It seemed every morning held the same pain. My shoulders, hips, neck and arms would begin to ache at about 3:30 a.m. The discomfort would cause me to awaken. Then the hurt would continue throughout the day,...

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If one can learn from criticism, life can become more pleasant

Tuesday, November 19th, 2019

If one can learn from criticism, life can become more pleasant

I had tossed and turned seemingly all night. The morning’s light was a cue for me to climb out of bed, even though the light felt like sandpaper on my eyes. When I should have been asleep, I...

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