Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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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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An icy road and a broken fence reveal the generosity of others

Tuesday, March 17th, 2020

An icy road and a broken fence reveal the generosity of others

I could feel the chill of the winter wind whipping across the icy blacktopped road. On this early morning, it was no longer a blacktopped road; it had become an ice-topped road. I could feel and hear the...

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It takes courage to walk with loved ones through life’s long journey

Tuesday, March 10th, 2020

It takes courage to walk with loved ones through life’s long journey

I know where Foothill Village is in Salt Lake City. There was no need to punch up my GPS for directions. I’ve worn many different paths there.  So when my friend Jim Divver suggested we have lunch at...

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There might be smoke, but that doesn’t mean the house is on fire

Tuesday, March 3rd, 2020

There might be smoke, but that doesn’t mean the house is on fire

Even though it was well past sundown and dark outside, I could see heavy smoke filtering through the lights of my front porch. It was unusual for my barbecue smoker to put off that much smoke, even...

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Wounded souls can vault to greater healing if they let others help them

Tuesday, February 25th, 2020

Wounded souls can vault to greater healing if they let others help them

Over the last 17 years, I have learned to recognize many coaches from opposing teams while scoring at the vault for University of Utah Gymnastics. On this Saturday afternoon meet in February, it was obvious that Tanya...

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A cold New York day is warmed by a special, youthful embrace

Tuesday, February 18th, 2020

A cold New York day is warmed by a special, youthful embrace

I was standing and waiting near the corner of 84th Street and Broadway in New York. It was a gray and blustery November day and rain was beginning fall, so I was feeling a little chilled. Why was...

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Lift our eyes from the comfortable, a brighter future may be there

Tuesday, February 11th, 2020

Lift our eyes from the comfortable, a brighter future may be there

The snow had melted in my south field, yet I could still see a trail. It was just a little different in its appearance. Rather than an indentation in the snow, leaving a packed base of ice,...

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Reflect on the good things of life to balance out negative baggage

Tuesday, February 4th, 2020

Reflect on the good things of life to balance out negative baggage

“If anyone has a reason to have a negative outlook on life right now, it is Kyle,” I said to myself as I walked into his office. I was looking forward to spending some time talking to...

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There’s a place on Main Street where everyone is welcome

Tuesday, January 28th, 2020

There’s a place on Main Street where everyone is welcome

I should have been there about one month earlier, but I guess in the total scheme of things, it didn’t really matter. Anyway, I dragged my shaggy-self into Stay Classic Barberhop, my “local” on Main Street. It’s a...

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