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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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I’m ready to be tasered, just name the day

Thursday, January 8th, 2015

I’m ready to be tasered, just name the day

I can’t remember what I expected out of a job at the Transcript Bulletin when I nervously stepped into the newsroom for the first time nearly five years ago, but I could not possibly have expected this. The...

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Wednesday, December 24th, 2014

How do you avoid that unwanted kiss under the mistletoe?

Christmas is a wonderful season when people put aside their petty differences to come together in the spirit of peace, giving and goodwill t’ward mankind. It is also the season of some of the most awkward social...

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Thursday, December 18th, 2014

Little Christmas reminders help me deal with missing family

To everyone who put little Christmas reminders of home all around Tooele County in the last few weeks, thanks. I’ve been a little homesick lately. Not necessarily for the neighborhood I grew up in, but for all...

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Does Christmas struggle to find the hearts of men?

Thursday, December 11th, 2014

Does Christmas struggle to find the hearts of men?

In 1971 a diverse group of youth climbed a hilltop in Tuscany, Italy and sang, “I’d like to teach the world to sing in perfect harmony.” The song became an iconic part of Coca-Cola’s “It’s the real...

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Spirit of Thanksgiving can still shine through all the holiday sales pitches

Thursday, December 4th, 2014

Spirit of Thanksgiving can still shine through all the holiday sales pitches

I’m big on gratitude, although I don’t always show it, feel it or live it. To me it’s far more than a simple emotion; it is an essential living principle most human beings have a bone deep...

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