Tooele Transcript Bulletin – News in Tooele, Utah

Out & About

Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Jazz, blues and gospel music part of my DNA

My late father loved jazz music and played drums in bands for about five decades. He also could play piano by ear. He would listen to a song a few times and then play it on the...

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

And just like that, the chaos is over — for now

I honestly don’t know what to do with myself now. I mean, the past five months were so chaotic. Game after game. Tournament after tournament. Final class project after final class project. And all of them, one right...

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Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Don’t let moss cover our memories of Tooele

I received news a year ago from my Scouting friends in Washington state that the Scout camp I attended and worked at for 25 years was going to be resurrected. Pacific Harbors Council, the Boy Scout organization that...

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

A trip to southern Utah can restore one’s soul

Sometimes you just have to put down the phone, get off social media and leave town for a few days.  That’s the thought behind the trips I’ve taken to national parks in the past two years with...

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Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Freezing rain is reminder enough as to why I love Utah

Whenever I need a good reminder as to why I moved to Utah 40 years ago, all I have to do is fly back to my childhood home state of Michigan around spring equinox. America’s Great Lakes...

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Thursday, March 8th, 2018

I have 289 days to think about another polar plunge

Peer pressure and something to write about for an Out and About column struck again. A few of my relatives like to jump into Stansbury Lake on New Year’s Day in what is known as the Polar...

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Anticipation has this writer begging for spring to arrive

I know it has been unseasonably warm this winter — the foot-plus of snow that blanketed much of the state this past weekend not withstanding — but I think I’m ready for spring to be here for real. As I...

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Thursday, February 15th, 2018

My running streak is almost at an end, one year later

Not that anyone is counting, but 363 days ago, I went for a quick one-mile run. Then I did it again, and again. In fact, I’ve run at least a mile 363 times in the past 363...

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Thursday, January 25th, 2018

Yum, yum, yum. It’s time to wolf down a Haggis

Today is the day. Not for the rest of your life, but the day that Scottish people, wherever they may be, celebrate the birth of the Ploughman Poet and national bard, Robert Burns. Burns entered this world...

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Everything I need to know, I learned from Bob Ross

Thursday, January 11th, 2018

Everything I need to know, I learned from Bob Ross

There are many benefits to sharing various online accounts with others. Why have everyone pay his or her own subscription fee, when you can all just split one account and, in the case of Netflix, have separate...

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