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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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Time for Tooele County to take control of its brand

Thursday, June 12th, 2014

Time for Tooele County to take control of its brand

Let’s sell Tooele County. I’m not talking about a fire sale to pay off debt or open up naming rights for the county to the highest bidder. It’s time for Tooele County to take control of its...

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Thursday, June 5th, 2014

The day I went the way of the Donner Party

I read somewhere once that a 3 percent loss of muscle moisture can cause a 10 percent loss of muscle strength. Hmm, that explains a lot. But what does dehydration do to the brain? To think logically? To...

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Thursday, May 15th, 2014

Memories of cheap hotels I’d like to forget

I’m an avid road tripper. I haven’t kept track, but I’m fairly certain that I’ve visited just about every major city in the Western U.S. at some point in the last two decades. Given that I don’t...

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From journalism school to here, it’s been one heck of a journey

Thursday, May 8th, 2014

From journalism school to here, it’s been one heck of a journey

For my first Out and About column, I feel like I’m writing a personal letter to the people of Tooele County. As you may have read or heard, I’m the Transcript-Bulletin’s new community news editor. I’m also...

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Elvis made his first movie when I was born

Thursday, May 1st, 2014

Elvis made his first movie when I was born

This column is for those in the 55-85 year-old demographic. At 57, I’m the oldest in the newsroom here at the Transcript-Bulletin. I’m more than twice the age of our two superb young reporters who seldom bother...

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