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It takes lots of ice, but being active is good for my soul

Thursday, September 22nd, 2016

It takes lots of ice, but being active is good for my soul

Ten years have gone by since I began my first job as a newspaper reporter. That’s 10 mostly sedentary, fast-food-fueled, sleep-deprived and deadline-pressure-filled years. It’s a lifestyle that would take a toll on anybody, but especially if...

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Thursday, September 8th, 2016

In this age of technology, nature is key for sanity

Over Labor Day weekend, I was lucky enough to take a road trip to Yellowstone National Park with my wife and friends from Seattle. It was the fun, loosely-planned type of trip that’s much easier to make...

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Thursday, September 1st, 2016

For 20 minutes, the governor and I hung out on Vine Street

I had a leisurely chat with Utah Gov. Gary “Available Jones” Herbert, and it didn’t even cost me a nickel. It was June 28, primary election day in Utah. Being a Tuesday,  I was at my desk early...

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Thursday, August 4th, 2016

I do my best to live in the moment, but …

There perhaps is nothing more personal, yet so universal, than losing your last living parent to either illness or time. So I’ll bet any good money the next few words aren’t felt only by me. For my...

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Thursday, June 30th, 2016

Weekend trip to Mexico City taught me to value one’s roots

I went to Mexico City last week. My friend Sara Djurich and I had originally planned to go to the state of Oaxaca for a wedding, but after some teachers went on strike and the police responded with...

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Thursday, June 23rd, 2016

I love coaching youth track, but not enough to quit my day job

I’ve decided to take my talents into coaching — track and field, to be specific. But to be clear, I won’t be leaving my sports editor job at the Tooele Transcript Bulletin. I’ve gone to more track...

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Thursday, June 16th, 2016

My old body just won’t do what my mind wants it to anymore

For most of the past decade and a half, I’ve been writing about sports. I haven’t been playing sports, however. I had long since decided that my place was in a press box or with a clipboard...

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Thursday, June 9th, 2016

It’s country music season again for me, and I’m singing a tune

As the days get hotter and longer, a strange thing happens with the radio in my car on the commute to work. While it still plays a good amount of National Public Radio, especially in the mornings,...

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Thursday, June 2nd, 2016

I’m afraid I’ll spend the next year turning 60

My phone rang yesterday. The one with a chord attached to it that sits on my desk at work. I picked up the receiver and met my newest friend, Lewis Atkinson. He goes by “Lewie.” If you...

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Thursday, April 28th, 2016

To really see Tooele County, get out of that car

I tell anyone who cares to listen: The only way to really see Tooele County is never from the inside of a car. You have to get up and go out. You have to scuff the boots, crunch...

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