Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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What could you and I do to be keepers of the flame?

Tuesday, January 2nd, 2018

What could you and I do to be keepers of the flame?

It was the first day of winter, the calendar date with the shortest amount of daylight every year. At 6:30 p.m. it was already dark, icy and cold outside. Yet, I was lucky enough to be walking...

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Mel’s acts of kindness left a lasting impression

Tuesday, December 26th, 2017

Mel’s acts of kindness left a lasting impression

Mel, a rural school bus driver, would rise before the sun to wend his way along quiet country roads. And, his acts of kindness were as bright as the sun in the lives of the children he...

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Destroyed barn shows we live in a real community of people

Tuesday, December 19th, 2017

Destroyed barn shows we live in a real community of people

“I’m not kidding you!” the voice on the other end of the phone said to me as she watched one of Tooele County’s iconic barns throw flames into the cold winter sky. A picture of this beautiful...

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Where else can you get the view except from the top of the hill?

Tuesday, December 12th, 2017

Where else can you get the view except from the top of the hill?

We stood on a hill looking out at the Wasatch Range of the Rocky Mountains and Utah Lake. It was an inspiring sight to behold. Our conversation and the view triggered another chain of mental gymnastics in...

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Speak only with words or through our actions

Tuesday, December 5th, 2017

Speak only with words or through our actions

“There’s a difference,” Robert Kirkman said. “People often say what they believe. That’s different than living ethically.” You and I often have conversations where people tell us what they believe. Sometimes it’s as if they know exactly...

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To live contentedly in the future, consider changing some habits

Tuesday, November 28th, 2017

To live contentedly in the future, consider changing some habits

The sun was setting earlier in the day and temperatures had begun to fall as soon as the sun scrapped across the mountaintops to the west. Which meant it was time to install a heater in the...

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Military veterans have given each of us a quality foundation

Monday, November 20th, 2017

Military veterans have given each of us a quality foundation

“Why do we have Veterans Day?” the woman asked. We were working to get her new home closed so she could spend the weekend getting settled in. I could understand her frustration. We had been pursuing her...

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Do our word choices have the biggest impact on us?

Tuesday, November 14th, 2017

Do our word choices have the biggest impact on us?

“I don’t have the time or the money to do it!”  the woman said. She was using language to communicate with me, but she was also using it to communicate with herself. Sometimes we forget how our own...

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‘We are at this place where we have never been before’

Wednesday, November 8th, 2017

‘We are at this place where we have never been before’

I wasn’t at home. When I looked around I could see that if there was a place that could be called the opposite of my home, this was it. Leonard Brody was standing directly in front of me...

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Begin the search within yourself to discover your unique gifts

Tuesday, October 31st, 2017

Begin the search within yourself to discover your unique gifts

The sidewalk was crowded with people from all walks of life, yet it felt as if they were all seeking to be the same. “Everyone is the same, different than me,” I thought as I walked with...

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