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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Every two years, I catch a couple of trout

Saturday, Aug. 2 was a good day for me. I also think it was a good day for my nephews, Colin and Ryan, and my brother, Arnie. We fished the waters of Trial Lake on the Mirror...

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

I’m now an undisciplined adult because I was shunned from video games as a kid

Last week, my brother came up to me holding something behind his back. “How much do you love me?” he asked. “A regular amount?” I guessed. He gave me a look. “A lot?” I tried again. That...

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From Bruce Clegg, to the King of Scotland, they are my kin

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

From Bruce Clegg, to the King of Scotland, they are my kin

As a firm believer in transparency, I must disclose my familial relationship with the chairman of the Tooele County Commission. Bruce Clegg is my cousin. Before you get too upset and wonder why it took eight years...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Wildfire’s raw, unpredictable power shouldn’t be taken lightly

It was an ephemeral moment, yet despite its brevity, it packed a wallop that’s with me still. A wildfire’s raw, unpredictable power has a way of doing that. Last Wednesday afternoon, I had just checked on a...

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

My dream of making it big in New York

About two years ago, I discovered a parallel universe. I’m only sort of joking. I spent the summer of 2012 living in New York City, working as an intern reporter for a tiny newspaper that called itself...

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

I’m usually a clean person — just don’t look at my apartment

I’ve said before in this column how I’ve moved so many times in my life, you’d think I would be used to change, right? Wrong. Moving is hard. Take my apartment for example. I moved in June...

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I won’t start a dog-sitting service anytime soon

I doubt Ryan, Micah and I will ever have a professional pet-tending business. My nephews and I, however, just completed one week’s worth of dual dog watching. We took care of Belle for six days, and Archie for...

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Remind me to never get pulled over in Salt Lake

A couple of weeks ago, Transcript Bulletin Photo Editor Francie Aufdemorte and I were checking in at the gatehouse at Dugway Proving Ground for an assignment. “Better check her for warrants,” Aufdemorte joked to the man behind the...

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Time for Tooele County to take control of its brand

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Time for Tooele County to take control of its brand

Let’s sell Tooele County. I’m not talking about a fire sale to pay off debt or open up naming rights for the county to the highest bidder. It’s time for Tooele County to take control of its...

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The day I went the way of the Donner Party

I read somewhere once that a 3 percent loss of muscle moisture can cause a 10 percent loss of muscle strength. Hmm, that explains a lot. But what does dehydration do to the brain? To think logically? To...

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