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Out & About

Thursday, April 20th, 2017

I’m an early morning guy, but sometimes sleep calls the shots

My intention was to write an Out and About describing what I like about mornings, as someone who views them as the best part of the day, with many fond memories attached to waking up before the...

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Thursday, April 13th, 2017

The greatest thing since sliced bread is — ‘unsliced bread’

For those who mark the day of the Holy Week leading up to Easter Sunday, today is Maundy Thursday or Holy Thursday. This day commemorates the day, according to the accounts of the life of Christ found...

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Thursday, April 6th, 2017

She didn’t smell a pig, but she did smell an American who couldn’t speak Danish

I suspected I’d pay a big price someday for not fluently speaking my parents’ native language, and like many of my personal flaws, I also hoped I’d never be called out for it. So much for hope. I...

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Thursday, March 30th, 2017

I got married late, but it’s important not to rush into things

It’s great to be back in Grantsville with my new bride. I even went to the Grantsville Sociable in March for the third time in my life. I thoroughly enjoyed the program that looked back nostalgically at...

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Thursday, March 23rd, 2017

When it comes to covering sports, none will be done halfway

The more things change, the more they stay the same. Three times in my life, I’ve packed up all my belongings and moved on to a new adventure, all in pursuit of this crazy dream of mine...

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Thursday, March 16th, 2017

It’s sad to leave, but I hope to make Bill and Bern proud

As I write this, I do so during my final 16-or-so hours as a full-time employee of the Tooele Transcript Bulletin. I’ve taken a Public Relations Coordinator position at the Salt Lake County Library Services and will...

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I finally found the motivation to keep me running every day

Thursday, March 9th, 2017

I finally found the motivation to keep me running every day

It’s dark and cold outside — the kind of evening where you could see your breath if it wasn’t for the pervasive blackness. I’m barely outside long enough to process the chilling temperatures before I’m off —...

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Thursday, February 9th, 2017

After a lifetime of service, Joyce Gillie’s battery just ran out

“When I get old I shall wear purple,” is the first line in the poem “Warning,” by Jenny Joseph. It tells the tale of a woman who vows to break the rules of orthodoxy when she gets...

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Personal honors were never a big deal for Coach Edwards

Thursday, January 12th, 2017

Personal honors were never a big deal for Coach Edwards

About 36 years ago, I was taking a newswriting class at Brigham Young University and decided I wanted to do a story on head football coach LaVell Edwards. After nearly 10 years as head football coach, he...

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Thursday, December 22nd, 2016

No matter the convenience, I just can’t buy an artificial Christmas tree

Just about every year the day after Thanksgiving, my wife asks me the same question: “Do you want to get an artificial Christmas tree? It’ll make things a lot easier.” And every year after she asks it,...

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