Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Monday’s Warm Cocoa

A little boy teaches that wonder, beauty can transform the mundane

Tuesday, August 6th, 2019

A little boy teaches that wonder, beauty can transform the mundane

I didn’t need to look at a clock to know what time it was.  I turned the corner into my driveway. The first sprinkler water zone was active. Water was flying everywhere to my left as I wound...

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I can see how I’m different from others in many ways

Tuesday, July 23rd, 2019

I can see how I’m different from others in many ways

As soon as I walked into the room, I saw my friend Jeff Brock navigate toward me through the crowd. He extended his hand and smiled a warm greeting. I followed him to a table where his...

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Two men folding our flag restore my faith in the Land of the Free

Tuesday, July 16th, 2019

Two men folding our flag restore my faith in the Land of the Free

The days just before Independence Day can sometimes be frenetic. This was one of those days! I was racing up town New York City in a shared car. My mind was also racing, filled with worry, hoping...

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A well-lived life begins by not letting others define who you are

Tuesday, July 9th, 2019

A well-lived life begins by not letting others define who you are

“Life doesn’t need to be like a cul-de-sac,” I said to myself as I sat in the yard of a Stansbury Park home on a cul-de-sac. I was there as a guest of my friends Jack and...

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Have we become too weather vain to appreciate a gift from the skies?

Monday, July 1st, 2019

Have we become too weather vain to appreciate a gift from the skies?

Jim Palmer and I were sitting at a table having a little personal celebration of life. It was lunch at one of our favorite restaurants near the mouth of Big Cottonwood Canyon. Our view, through floor to...

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Familiar faces in a kitchen round remind me of cherished memories

Tuesday, June 25th, 2019

Familiar faces in a kitchen round remind me of cherished memories

“It is so nice to look around the room and see so many familiar faces that have been here since the beginning,” Walt Hesleph said quietly to me as we stood in Jay and Donetta Anderson’s kitchen....

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Warm, morning light and herd of heifers prompt line of questions

Tuesday, June 18th, 2019

Warm, morning light and herd of heifers prompt line of questions

It was early morning, so I was following my routine of exercise and preparation for the coming day. Harry Pupper and I followed our well-worn path east, up our street and then west down our street, back...

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We’ve all been pruned too carelessly and harshly at times

Tuesday, June 11th, 2019

We’ve all been pruned too carelessly and harshly at times

I shuffled my feet through the bright green grass along the eastern-dual-string of my vineyard. Everything seemed to be growing well. That was my thought, until I saw a shaggy, grape-vine trunk that stood singularly apart. I stopped...

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In the card game of life, you can always exchange unwanted cards

Tuesday, June 4th, 2019

In the card game of life, you can always exchange unwanted cards

I’ve never been a player of card games. Still, when Cassandra Banks used a card gaming analogy, even I got it. Cassandra has bright, engaging eyes and an infectious smile. She, in her mid-40s, also continues to...

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Go out and earn whatever it is you’ve decided you deserve

Tuesday, May 28th, 2019

Go out and earn whatever it is you’ve decided you deserve

I ducked into Nelson’s office. He was already talking with another friend of ours. We had been at a national economic outlook presentation a little earlier in the day. I think our heads were all still spinning because...

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