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Thursday, April 28th, 2016

To really see Tooele County, get out of that car

I tell anyone who cares to listen: The only way to really see Tooele County is never from the inside of a car. You have to get up and go out. You have to scuff the boots, crunch...

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Thursday, March 31st, 2016

Note to self: Never wish to see a real live dinosaur

Trudging through a seemingly prehistoric landscape wasn’t exactly how I thought I would spend my weekend. At least, I thought it was the weekend. I’d been in the jungle for so long that I wasn’t 100 percent...

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Thursday, March 24th, 2016

Mention space ships or lightsabers, and I turn into a little kid

It’s been just over three months since the seventh Star Wars film came out, and I’m still talking about it like it was yesterday. My coworkers in the newsroom can attest. I am one of not-quite-17 million...

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Thursday, March 17th, 2016

Honestly, I wouldn’t have it any other way

Every kid has a dream growing up, and every kid has at least one hero they look up to. Some kids who grew up in Utah around the same time I did wanted to emulate John Stockton...

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It’s incredible to fall in love with the Jazz

Thursday, March 3rd, 2016

It’s incredible to fall in love with the Jazz

The Utah Jazz (despite their recent best efforts to avoid it) are right in the hunt for a playoff spot in a competitive Western Conference and this Utah transplant couldn’t be happier. For the first time in...

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‘Mel’ Gosney was part of Tom Brokaw’s ‘Greatest Generation’

Thursday, February 25th, 2016

‘Mel’ Gosney was part of Tom Brokaw’s ‘Greatest Generation’

Twenty-eight years ago, I asked Charles Melvin Gosney, known simply as “Mel” to his friends, if I could marry his daughter. He said yes. So did she. Last week, Mel passed away at the age of 94...

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Thursday, February 11th, 2016

All I wanted was air without any gray in it

All I wanted was a good gulp of clean air. Just one — OK, maybe two — without any gray in it, the likes of which we’ve seen a lot this week in Tooele Valley. According to...

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Thursday, February 4th, 2016

What would a pioneer of the 1840s think of our lives today?

When editor David Bern asked me if I’d be willing to compile a history column every week called Front-Page Flashback, I was excited. I love history; I’m fascinated by it. The idea that we have records of...

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Thursday, January 28th, 2016

Even the best things in life — like sports! — come at a price

I have one of the best jobs in the world — forgive me, I’m boasting. I’m not saying it doesn’t come with a few downsides: It’s hard as a nauseatingly adorable newlywed to cover games during the hours...

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Thursday, January 21st, 2016

Last weekend, I went far, far away — to get away from it all

Sometimes, a man just needs a break. A break from the hustle and bustle of adult life. A break from those angry emails that say you cover too much of one thing, followed by the angry emails...

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