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Monday’s Warm Cocoa

Life’s simple joys are sometimes best made neighbor-to-neighbor

Tuesday, January 3rd, 2017

Life’s simple joys are sometimes best made neighbor-to-neighbor

My small group of Southern California neighbors had just finished a modest meal together when one of them pulled a well-worn harmonica from his pocket and began to play delightful music that enticed all of us to...

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Do we really know the many people who are in our lives?

Tuesday, December 20th, 2016

Do we really know the many people who are in our lives?

Barbara had come to help me, but just not in the way I expected her to. We were talking, as she was getting ready to leave. I invited her to sit while she put her shoes back...

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You may have to take a new trail to reach what you want

Tuesday, December 13th, 2016

You may have to take a new trail to reach what you want

It was just after the first major winter storm of the season.  Snow covered most of the grass in my field, so I knew the animals would be hungry and as soon as I walked toward the...

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The question ‘What do you do?’ can lead to new beginnings

Tuesday, December 6th, 2016

The question ‘What do you do?’ can lead to new beginnings

My right leg was cradled in a yoga band stretching straight into the air, toes pointed toward the sky. I snickered about it. “This is the highest stretch I’ve ever completed!” Well, only because I was settled,...

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He looked up and beheld the biggest smile he had ever seen

Tuesday, November 29th, 2016

He looked up and beheld the biggest smile he had ever seen

Steve was seated in the front passenger seat of my car. “I was sitting, elbows on my knees, hands covering most of my face and I was filled with despair,” he said. “My position had me looking...

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We deserve a better description than ‘I’m not dead yet’

Monday, November 21st, 2016

We deserve a better description than ‘I’m not dead yet’

No. I’m not dead yet! “Sounds just like you!” Mark said. My friend Mark works out of town, so it seems as if we talk by text more than we do “over the fence.” It was one...

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Self examination can take us to greater depths of freedom

Tuesday, November 15th, 2016

Self examination can take us to greater depths of freedom

Glenn had a sincere look on his face and honesty resonated in his voice. “I don’t know what I could have done differently!” he said during a discussion about his interaction with political adversaries. “But …”  he...

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‘One string at a time’ can help you get free of messy burdens

Tuesday, November 8th, 2016

‘One string at a time’ can help you get free of messy burdens

Editor’s note: The Tooele Transcript Bulletin welcomes a new weekly column called Monday’s Warm Cocoa by local businessman Lynn Butterfield. It focuses on uncommon wisdom from common people. It had been months since the last time I...

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