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Out & About

Thursday, December 8th, 2016

Sometimes there are things more important than sports

Being a sports writer, I get the luxury of not taking things too seriously, and doing it for a living. I relish in watching a game without bias, agreeing with fans of either team about half the...

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Wednesday, November 23rd, 2016

Thanks to Thanksgiving, my pants will be the right size again

I stepped on the scale the other day and was met with some bittersweet news. On one hand, I was happy I’ve lost 35 pounds in the past six months. On the other, I was dismayed because of...

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Thursday, November 17th, 2016

It’s nice to come home and see a friendly face happy to see me

Perhaps my wife and I could have used the sage Jedi wisdom Luke Skywalker delivered to Emperor Palpatine in a PetSmart parking lot a few weeks ago. “Your overconfidence is your weakness,” Skywalker tells the wizened Sith...

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Thursday, November 10th, 2016

See you later, but I don’t intend to walk out of your lives forever

“I don’t believe in coincidence.” I wrote those words to begin my inaugural Out and About column, published exactly one month after I stepped into the Tooele Transcript Bulletin newsroom for the first time on July 13, 2015....

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Thursday, November 3rd, 2016

Dijon on a hamburger is like dipping potato chips into caviar

When in the course of journalistic events it becomes necessary for a reporter to set aside the bands of impartiality, a decent respect to the opinion of his readers requires that he should declare the causes that...

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Thursday, October 27th, 2016

I’ve been called a lot of things, but history nerd beats all

Strange things are known to happen while standing in thin air on the roof of Tooele County. I’ve been called a jerk, a fool, part of the human anatomy where the sun and moon doesn’t — or...

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Thursday, October 13th, 2016

If I didn’t love words, I’d lick rocks for a living

If I hadn’t chosen to pursue journalism in college, I might have become a geologist. To fill the general education requirement for science, I chose to take astronomy and geology. Astronomy was fascinating, but the mathematical part...

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Thursday, October 6th, 2016

My wife and I have outgrown our TV’s capacity. But wait …

When I got married, I knew my wife was a die-hard politico. I knew she had done some volunteer campaigning and has attended a presidential inauguration ceremony in Washington, D.C. Likewise, she knew my calendar has mostly...

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It takes lots of ice, but being active is good for my soul

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

It takes lots of ice, but being active is good for my soul

Ten years have gone by since I began my first job as a newspaper reporter. That’s 10 mostly sedentary, fast-food-fueled, sleep-deprived and deadline-pressure-filled years. It’s a lifestyle that would take a toll on anybody, but especially if...

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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

In this age of technology, nature is key for sanity

Over Labor Day weekend, I was lucky enough to take a road trip to Yellowstone National Park with my wife and friends from Seattle. It was the fun, loosely-planned type of trip that’s much easier to make...

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