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How I came to my belief that grass is evil

Thursday, April 16th, 2015

How I came to my belief that grass is evil

There are few, if any, universal human experiences. But this time of year, I find no trouble obtaining validation regarding a particular hot topic of interest. Allergies. Though I hugely resent winter weather, I find that this...

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Thursday, April 2nd, 2015

After finding my old hair stylist in Salt Lake, I can finally take off my hat

I’ve never thought of myself as someone extraordinarily picky about getting my hair cut. As a missionary for my church, I often let other missionaries cut my hair short. Growing up, I let my aunts and uncles...

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Thursday, March 26th, 2015

I might have been wobbly, but it’s great to get back on the bike

Growing up in the mountain biking capital of the world, you could say that riding a bike is almost second nature to me. Or, at least, it should be. The fact that my mountain bike sat dormant...

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Thursday, March 19th, 2015

The New Yorkers are coming! The New Yorkers are coming!

Believe it or not, Utah has become a hot vacation destination this year — at least for my family and friends. Moving to Utah last October opened up another state for exploration for my loved ones, especially...

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Beauty, like treasure, is a matter of opinion, or maybe it’s the dandelion wine talking?

Thursday, March 12th, 2015

Beauty, like treasure, is a matter of opinion, or maybe it’s the dandelion wine talking?

Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. I always thought that was a highfalutin way of saying, “One man’s junk is another man’s treasure.” Beauty, like treasure, is a matter of opinion. And that explains why...

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Thursday, March 5th, 2015

Weather predictors may have it all wrong

I didn’t feel or see the raindrops at first. I heard them. “Plink.” The sound was odd and a surprise, but not entirely a mystery. I was standing on dry dirt and crunchy cheat grass on a...

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Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Quirky driving is by no means unique to Utah’s bad drivers

There is a saying that has caught on in the Transcript Bulletin newsroom since photo editor Francie Aufdemorte first uttered it. “Oh, it’s not that bad.” This phrase is to be employed whenever hearing one’s self complain...

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Thursday, February 5th, 2015

Right-lane creepers really drive me crazy on Utah’s highways

Utah is famous for having awful drivers, but no one seems willing to take responsibility for it. If you’re reading this and have ever criticized another driver’s technique on the roadway, I’ve got a hunch that you’re...

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Native-turned-outsider-turned-native-again feels right at home

Thursday, January 22nd, 2015

Native-turned-outsider-turned-native-again feels right at home

There’s a definite difference that I had to get used to when I moved back to Utah from California a few months ago. And it’s not the obvious one I’m sure immediately comes to mind. You see,...

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Snow on the Oquirrhs tells me I’m not in New York any more

Thursday, January 15th, 2015

Snow on the Oquirrhs tells me I’m not in New York any more

When I moved to Utah from upstate New York, I was told to brace for culture shock. After trekking over 2,000 miles across the country, it’s apparent I’m in a part of the U.S. quite unlike the...

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