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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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One untimely death gave me good reason to pause

Thursday, August 30th, 2018

One untimely death gave me good reason to pause

When death came knocking unexpectedly at my neighbor’s door, I felt a twinge of guilt as I quietly and quickly sighed in relief that it wasn’t at my doorstep where he stopped. I was in deep disbelief...

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Thursday, July 12th, 2018

Until the roof gets fixed, I’m going to keep an umbrella at my desk

My late father knew a thing or two about water. Part of that knowledge was already in his bones at birth: Born and raised in Denmark, his forefathers more than 1,000 years ago were likely seafaring Vikings. ...

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Thursday, June 14th, 2018

Jazz, blues and gospel music part of my DNA

My late father loved jazz music and played drums in bands for about five decades. He also could play piano by ear. He would listen to a song a few times and then play it on the...

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Thursday, May 31st, 2018

And just like that, the chaos is over — for now

I honestly don’t know what to do with myself now. I mean, the past five months were so chaotic. Game after game. Tournament after tournament. Final class project after final class project. And all of them, one right...

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Thursday, May 24th, 2018

Don’t let moss cover our memories of Tooele

I received news a year ago from my Scouting friends in Washington state that the Scout camp I attended and worked at for 25 years was going to be resurrected. Pacific Harbors Council, the Boy Scout organization that...

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Thursday, May 17th, 2018

A trip to southern Utah can restore one’s soul

Sometimes you just have to put down the phone, get off social media and leave town for a few days.  That’s the thought behind the trips I’ve taken to national parks in the past two years with...

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Thursday, April 26th, 2018

Freezing rain is reminder enough as to why I love Utah

Whenever I need a good reminder as to why I moved to Utah 40 years ago, all I have to do is fly back to my childhood home state of Michigan around spring equinox. America’s Great Lakes...

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Thursday, March 8th, 2018

I have 289 days to think about another polar plunge

Peer pressure and something to write about for an Out and About column struck again. A few of my relatives like to jump into Stansbury Lake on New Year’s Day in what is known as the Polar...

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Thursday, February 22nd, 2018

Anticipation has this writer begging for spring to arrive

I know it has been unseasonably warm this winter — the foot-plus of snow that blanketed much of the state this past weekend not withstanding — but I think I’m ready for spring to be here for real. As I...

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