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Thursday, February 14th, 2019

Another year older

This morning, I was texting with a friend from college and jokingly bemoaning the fact my 30th birthday now looms on the horizon.  “I do not like the idea of being 30,” he said.  With the calendar...

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Thursday, February 7th, 2019

If you think something is broken, let me know

I never saw it coming. Two weeks ago after our weekly Thursday editorial staff meeting, Publisher Emeritus Joel Dunn made up an excuse for me to follow him downstairs. He invited his son, Bruce, to join us in...

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Thursday, January 31st, 2019

I live with the hope I have yet to create my best work

I knew the day would come when I’d have to write this Out and About. I just never thought it would come so soon.  After nearly 36 years of working for Transcript Bulletin Publishing as a writer, photographer...

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Thursday, January 24th, 2019

Family is family, no matter what language you speak

The bonds between family transcend all barriers, whether they be physical or invisible, cultural or linguistic. Such is what I experienced last month when my grandfather and I traveled to Bahía Kino, Mexico, to spend Christmas with...

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Thursday, January 17th, 2019

Slowing down my commute has reduced my stress

There are a lot of commuters in Tooele County. Anyone who has seen northbound state Route 36 on a weekday morning can attest to that.  I’m a commuter, though I’m heading the opposite direction of the bumper-to-bumper...

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Monday, December 24th, 2018

My old hometown is once again Christmastown USA

Santa Claus is back in town. Back in Dec. 2007, I wrote about the small town of Shelton, Washington, where my childhood memories of Santa Claus begin. Shelton is or was a lumber town at the bottom...

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Thursday, December 20th, 2018

‘Don’t worry. You’re going to love it, whether you like it or not’

I wrote an Out and About in Dec. 2016 about my wife, who would ask me after every Thanksgiving, if I was ready to stop buying live Christmas trees and switch to artificial for convenience sake.  And my...

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U of U shooting creates somber campus atmosphere for student

Thursday, October 25th, 2018

U of U shooting creates somber campus atmosphere for student

It is one of the toughest things to understand in life — when someone so young, with so much life to live, suddenly has that taken from them. For the second time in less than a year, tragedy...

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Thursday, October 11th, 2018

At 62, Watson says writing part-time will suffice

Writing gives me pleasure most of the time, especially when the assignment is completed and the copy has been sent off to the editor. It is especially worthwhile when somebody pays me to write. That has been...

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It’s time for gridiron dreams — and to be inspired

Thursday, September 13th, 2018

It’s time for gridiron dreams — and to be inspired

It’s hard to miss the fact the days are getting shorter and the air is getting a little cooler and crisper. Somehow it’s already fall again.  While there are plenty of reasons to like fall, a season...

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