Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

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‘Tiny Tinkering’ on a problem can lead to big improvements

Tuesday, February 7th, 2017

‘Tiny Tinkering’ on a problem can lead to big improvements

I was doing what I’ve always done, but I suddenly wasn’t getting the same positive result. I could see I had wrong results so change was needed. Have you ever gotten undesirable results without understanding why? Getting the...

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Have you lost your life to the demands of your to-do-list?

Tuesday, January 31st, 2017

Have you lost your life to the demands of your to-do-list?

I was looking at my computer screen on Monday morning.  My eyes were scanning my weekly calendar as well as everything on my to-do list. As I was doing so, my fingers danced across the keyboard to make...

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Don’t let perfection get in the way of going for your dreams

Tuesday, January 24th, 2017

Don’t let perfection get in the way of going for your dreams

“I told him that we were going to run the play for him and if he didn’t shoot the ball, I was going to take him out of the game,” the coach said. “It isn’t a perfect game....

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A cold night, a busted furnace and how to be a genuine giver

Tuesday, January 17th, 2017

A cold night, a busted furnace and how to be a genuine giver

It was cold outside. I’d like to say unseasonably cold. But, the cold was in season. It was just much colder than usual. It was so cold that when my cell phone rang, I could hardly answer...

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Internal strength is everything for the mind, body and spirit

Tuesday, January 10th, 2017

Internal strength is everything for the mind, body and spirit

Julie directed me to sit on the side of a massage table with the lower part of my legs hanging over the edge. The edge of the table felt snug against the back of my knees. “Now,...

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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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