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Thursday, August 28th, 2014

The best things in my life have taken me by surprise

This past month has taught me an important life lesson: The best laid plans often aren’t what we planned at all. I’ve spent most of my free time this summer planning a wedding. My own wedding. Unlike...

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Thursday, August 21st, 2014

I found a piece of my family’s history on a barn at Bear Lake

I grew up hearing stories about when my dad was a kid on my grandfather’s dairy farm in Paris, Idaho, near the turquoise blue waters of Bear Lake. My father made sure I knew all about how he...

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Thursday, August 14th, 2014

Every two years, I catch a couple of trout

Saturday, Aug. 2 was a good day for me. I also think it was a good day for my nephews, Colin and Ryan, and my brother, Arnie. We fished the waters of Trial Lake on the Mirror...

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Thursday, August 7th, 2014

I’m now an undisciplined adult because I was shunned from video games as a kid

Last week, my brother came up to me holding something behind his back. “How much do you love me?” he asked. “A regular amount?” I guessed. He gave me a look. “A lot?” I tried again. That...

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From Bruce Clegg, to the King of Scotland, they are my kin

Thursday, July 31st, 2014

From Bruce Clegg, to the King of Scotland, they are my kin

As a firm believer in transparency, I must disclose my familial relationship with the chairman of the Tooele County Commission. Bruce Clegg is my cousin. Before you get too upset and wonder why it took eight years...

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Wednesday, July 23rd, 2014

Wildfire’s raw, unpredictable power shouldn’t be taken lightly

It was an ephemeral moment, yet despite its brevity, it packed a wallop that’s with me still. A wildfire’s raw, unpredictable power has a way of doing that. Last Wednesday afternoon, I had just checked on a...

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Thursday, July 10th, 2014

My dream of making it big in New York

About two years ago, I discovered a parallel universe. I’m only sort of joking. I spent the summer of 2012 living in New York City, working as an intern reporter for a tiny newspaper that called itself...

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Thursday, July 3rd, 2014

I’m usually a clean person — just don’t look at my apartment

I’ve said before in this column how I’ve moved so many times in my life, you’d think I would be used to change, right? Wrong. Moving is hard. Take my apartment for example. I moved in June...

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Thursday, June 26th, 2014

I won’t start a dog-sitting service anytime soon

I doubt Ryan, Micah and I will ever have a professional pet-tending business. My nephews and I, however, just completed one week’s worth of dual dog watching. We took care of Belle for six days, and Archie for...

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Thursday, June 19th, 2014

Remind me to never get pulled over in Salt Lake

A couple of weeks ago, Transcript Bulletin Photo Editor Francie Aufdemorte and I were checking in at the gatehouse at Dugway Proving Ground for an assignment. “Better check her for warrants,” Aufdemorte joked to the man behind the...

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